Cast Graphite Eel Skin and Black Oxidized Steel Dining Credenza with Grey Oxidized French Oak Interiors, Ultra suede Silverware Drawers.
Completed May 2012.
This was a one-off custom designed piece for a modern private residence in Soho NYC requiring cabinet storage for china and silverware in the open plan dining room.
The waterfall steel surround is fabricated and all the surfaces sanded and hairlined to a satin polish and then patinaed evenly. Within that is the grey oxidized french oak veneer cabinet that is slid in and permanently installed. The doors are cast from eel skin leather panels but are made of graphite, not leather. Door edges and backs are graphite lacquer sanded and polished to match. Ultra suede dividers were placed into the drawer boxes to protect the silverware and help prevent tarnishing. A hidden recessed steel chassis underneath the cabinet body provides a foundation for the weight of the piece to rest on. Floor levelers are mounted to the chassis so the end panels actually float 1/64 - 1/32" off the floor and don't scratch it, even though it appears to rest on these. Upward levelers prop the cabinet body tight against the steel top panel and prevent it from sagging.
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Dimensions: 90"L x 21"D x 32"H