Friday, February 12, 2010

No. 43 Modern House -Inspired By...Week

Welcome to day one of Inspired By...Week. The basic idea is that as a designer I am inspired by every shape, color and texture that I come in contact with. Whether it be man made or natural, these forms are cataloged in my mind and often rise to the surface when designing a piece of furniture. This week will feature examples of such pieces.

This cabinet is inspired by a modern house. Horizontal and vertical strips of wood are riveted to the case in place of siding. Windows are replaced by drawers. The whole piece is supported by crossed planks on edge filling in for concrete support walls. Walnut and maple, oil and wax finish.

Grab a pencil and paper and hold onto those drawings, because the new Furniture Design Blog will be rolling out soon. Stay tuned here for the latest.


Ken said...

I like the look - but it seems like, unless there's stuff you're not showing us, that there's a lot of empty space inside.

jamon schlimgen cabinetmaker said...

The short answer is yes there is lost space. This piece is less for function than statement. The long (made up) answer is that there is another drawer in the upper portion of the hidden side, making a small area of the middle of the cabinet the only wasted space.

Torch02 said...

I like the look of the piece. You could definitely sell a cabinet like this to the kind of person who would have their picture featured on ;-)

jamon schlimgen cabinetmaker said...

Too true. I love that site. I would really enjoy building this thing.