Speckled Cabinets were commissioned by a client
requiring storage in their main living room. The client brief was
purely functional and specified only the approximate amount of storage
The room in which the cabinets were to be placed
was large and contained little other furniture, so the piece would
need to be both functional and be able to stand alone as a prominent
feature or point of interest. Shelves were initially an option,
however it was decided that a series of cabinets would be more interesting
as a feature and look a little less utilitarian than shelves.
The cabinets are intended to be simple and geometric
in form, whilst also being sculptural and slightly abstract. Detail
is provided in the exposed dovetail joinery on the corners of the
cabinets and also in the birds eye grain of the timber. The small
birds eye holes are filled with coloured epoxy, a different colour
used for each of the 4 cabinets.
The cabinets are arranged along a large plain
white wall and lit from above, ensuring that the coloured birds
eye grain pattern is prominent. The cabinets may also be re-arranged
in a different sequence to provide a subtle change to the room.