DZINE Team

Eve Forbord

Founder + CEO

Eve spent much of her childhood overseas. The daughter of a diplomat, she spent the early years of her life moving often, living in Kenya, Jamaica, and Australia. After earning her undergraduate degree from NYU, she moved to Rome, Italy. She spent the next two years traveling throughout Europe and discovered a love of architecture and design. In 1997 she returned to the United States, choosing San Francisco as the place to lay down roots and return to school to study interior design. After earning her degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, she worked for several architecture and design firms in San Francisco before starting her own design practice. Traveling often to Italy to source hard-to-find products, Eve was determined to find a more accessible way to share her passion for contemporary Italian design with her local design community. She opened DZINE in 2004 to do just that. What started out as a small boutique shop has now grown to one of the largest, most respected showrooms in America. Eve’s desire to maintain strong, personal connections with many of the manufacturers DZINE represents, has allowed the showroom to become a home to a number of small, family owned companies. More recently, DZINE has opened its doors to promote local artists and makers with DZINE Gallery, along with offering its space to local charities and causes, furthering its mission to make connections between people, design, art, and community.

Austin Forbord

Managing Director

Austin is the managing director of DZINE where he has his hands in many aspects of the business including business and creative development, marketing, staging and DZINE Gallery. He is also a photographer, video artist and filmmaker. He has received numerous awards and honors for his work in each of these fields including an Emmy nomination and a Documentary of the Year award from the California Film Awards. When he was a young man, he danced with a diverse group of San Francisco based companies including his own companies Rapt and AWD, as well as Scott Wells & Dancers, On-Site Dance Co, Kunst-Stoff and Sara Shelton Mann/Contraband. He has created media designs for performances by Opera Parallele, Asolo Rep, Joe Goode Performance Group, Robert Moses’ Kin, Sara Shelton Mann/Contraband and many others. Through photography and video, his current artistic practice is focused on exploring his children’s coming of age.

 

 

Eric Zimmerman

Director | Residential Furniture

Nicolyn Alarcon

Director | Commercial Furniture

Bianca Betancourt

Director | Interior Architecture

McKenzie Martin

Director | Staging

Alex Dockins

Sales + Design | Residential Furniture

Alesia Ruhmann

Sales + Design | Residential Furniture

Ladyline Vallesteros

Sales + Design | Interior Architecture

Emma Piccillo

Jr. Designer | Staging & Interior Architecture

Caroline Wilson

Manager | Marketing + Gallery

Philip Bewley

Curator | Gallery

Reut Diamond

Senior Designer | Marketing + Gallery

Natalie Knopp

Logistics Supervisor

Jasmine Lee

Logistics + Sales Support

Lari Flores

Facility Manager

Carlos Solorzano

Installer

Hector Sanchez Sn.

Installer

Hector Sanchez Jr.

Installer