Talk of the Town

AubreyMaxwell puts a new spin on a pair of sky-high condominiums at San Francisco’s award-winning 181 Fremont.

  • Category
    Homes, People
  • Written by
    Olivia Mason
  • Photographs by
    R. Brad Knipstein

Completed just over a year ago, 181 Fremont has racked up scores of awards and global prizes for seismic safety, engineering, and design. Top interior designers including Orlando Diaz-Azcuy and his firm ODADA, Charles DeLisle, MASS Beverly, and Kendall Wilkinson have all put their creative touch on this ultra luxurious project. The latest firm to be added to the prestigious roster is AubreyMaxwell—a San Francisco-based interior design and art advisory partnership between Robbie McMillan and Marcus Keller.

McMillan has over a decade of experience creating merchandising and product development strategies for companies, including Restoration Hardware and McGuire Furniture. As Director of Merchandising and Marketing at McGuire Furniture, McMillan guided the development and visual merchandising process, working closely with international guest designers such as Bill Sofield, Barbara Barry, Thomas Pheasant, Laura Kirar, and Robert Kuo. His experience working within a wide range of design styles has informed McMillan’s approach to creating targeted, signature interiors with visual depth.

Drawing from decades of experience in business development in the construction and business services industries, Keller works to deepen and broaden AubreyMaxwell’s connections and opportunities. He has devoted countless hours and unwavering energy to San Francisco Bay Area arts organizations, as Co-Chair of SFMOMA’s SECA, (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art), on the SF Arts Commission Gallery Advisory Board, and as Board of Directors Trustee for Creative Growth Art Center.

Together McMillan and Keller crafted spaces at 181 Fremont that bring the timeless quality of mid-century modern pieces with cutting-edge contemporary paintings and sculpture. The finished look is refined and relatable.

More Stories

The House of Harry Winston Has Arrived

The glamorous new Harry Winston salon in San Francisco dazzles.

People

An Addiction That’s Good for the Soul

It is undeniable that the performing arts industry is under-going major changes. With the innovation in technology and a shift in audience demands, art institutions are trying to attract and reach a rapidly changing audience before it is too late. Red Curtain Addict, a performing arts start-up in San Francisco, has set out to “unite the arts” by making the arts easily accessible, approachable, and fun to a new and young audience.

Fashion Forward

Manish Chandra, founder and CEO of clothing and accessories consignment app Poshmark, pioneered a business model that is dressed for success.