The word inamorata is derived from the Latin words "in" and "amore", with the loose translation being "to inspire with love".
The word "semainaire" is a French term used to describe a lady's lingerie chest, with one drawer assigned to each day of the week. A discrete hidden compartment is located under the top, which is lined in black Tuscany leather and secured by lock and key.
The overall dimensions and proportions of the Inamorata Semainaire are conducive with ancient Feng Shui texts, for attracting wealth, harmony and balance into one's life.
All woods used in the creation of this design are FSC certified as being derived from sustainable sources.
This is verified by independent third party audits under Smartwood certificate #SW-COC-000055.
All glues used are non-UF (urea formaldehyde) while the water based finish is low-VOC (volatile organic compound) and is doctor recommended even for those with chemical sensitivities.
The Inamorata Semainaire is also consistent with the sustainability standards set out by the U.S. Green Building Council's stringent LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program, namely the MR-7 Credit for certified wood use; the EQ Credit 4.1 for Low Emitting Solvents and Materials; and the EQ Credit 4.2 for Low Emitting Materials, Paints and Coatings.
Discretely inlaid into the finished back of this semainaire is a small, convex detail of wood that carries a special provenance in the world of sustainable forest management. This wood is known as Narra and it comes from the last remaining board known to exist of the very first wood to be sustainably harvested on the Solomon islands in the early to mid 1990s. This wood made its way into North America by way of EcoTimber in California.
Door and drawer pulls are satin nickel.
Drawers glide effortlessly on self-closing linear ball bearing drawer slides.
The hidden compartment located underneath the top is lined in black Tuscany leather.
The inlaid lock and key, as well as the mortised hinges for this top, are plated in 18K gold.
Customization into different sizes or configurations is readily available.
Each semainaire is individually crafted on a bench by hand, and is numbered, dated and signed by the craftsman.
Dimensions: 24" w x 19" d x 48-3/4" high