Complex Volume, cabinet

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Project by xylosapiens posted 07-19-2008 10:23 PM 2180 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This furniture was a great challenge for me: Herminia, one of my dearest clients, had been looking for a cabinet for several years. At last she found the one she had been dreaming with in an local art museum, where the collection of a very renowned local cabinetmaker and designer was beeing shown. We met, for the first time, to discuss the details, but I found it was a mistake to reproduce that design, because I found it would look too ordinary nowadays. Herminia told me, if I had a better solution. I asked her, I could try. And this is the furniture that charmed her. It is made of mahogany. The whole volume is a single unit composed of three elements. This time building the front, the integration of the single volumes and the curved piece were the heaviest jobs. Thank you for any suggestion.
Este ha sido uno de los mayores retos de entre mis trabajos. Herminia, una de mis clientas más queridas, llevaba años buscando un aparador que le gustara, cuando nos vimos por primera vez. Quedamos para discutir los detalle de su encargo: se trataba de reproducir uno de los muebles expuestos en una retrospectiva de uno de los ebanistas y diseñadores canarios más famosos del siglo pasado. Pero le dije que me parecía un error reproducir aquella pieza, porque su aspecto hoy en dia iba a resultar muy vulgar. Herminia me pregunto si se me ocurria alguna alternativa y de ahí resulta este mueble. Está realizado en una variedad de caoba. Es un único volumen compuesto por otros tres más sencillos interconectados. En esta ocasión tanto la ejecucion del frente, como el diseño y la integración de los volúmenes simples, y el volumen curvo fueron trabajos duros.

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS

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#1 posted 07-19-2008 10:27 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#2 posted 07-19-2008 10:46 PM

You are certainly a talented woodworker. The cabinet is beautiful.

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#3 posted 07-20-2008 12:15 AM

Spectacular. Thank you for sharing.

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#4 posted 07-20-2008 12:35 AM

That is quite a stunning piece of furniture. Good job.

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#5 posted 07-20-2008 01:58 AM

Nice work kudos.

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#6 posted 07-20-2008 05:22 AM

Very interesting design, I like it.

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#7 posted 07-20-2008 05:34 AM

Nice work: I like the selection of the grain pattern on the front it really sets of the piece.

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#8 posted 07-20-2008 10:11 AM

Thank you very much.

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#9 posted 07-20-2008 02:08 PM

I like it a lot. Great lines

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#10 posted 07-20-2008 05:47 PM

Does it contain storage in the main parts, such as drawers, and cabinet shelving? It truly is a work of art and i would find it hard to reproduce.

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#11 posted 07-20-2008 06:12 PM

No drawers at all, but because of the budget; it just contains shelves behind the doors. Thank you for appreciating it.

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#12 posted 07-20-2008 06:21 PM

Esta muy bien! (Necesito practicar mi Español). No puedo hacer una “ñ” o ”!”. Bienvenidos a Lumberjocks.

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#13 posted 07-20-2008 06:26 PM

Wow! That is really impressive. What did the original look like? Where does that Mahogany come from? I am guessing Africa since you are so close. Those are some gorgious looking boards.

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#14 posted 07-20-2008 06:31 PM

Another beautiful piece !!! : ) The grain / figure in the wood is so awesome…..great job !

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#15 posted 07-20-2008 06:46 PM


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