Art Display Cabinet
This custom display cabinet is the home of many fine sculptural pieces of art. It had to be beautiful in its own right while showing off the artwork. The white palette of the condominium and existing millwork made white the obvious choice, and a Shaker foundation for the design kept the right balance between elegance and understated beauty.
The display cabinet stands in front of a glass wall, itself facing a glass exterior wall that provides a stunning view of wetlands ravine and the setting sun, which casts its romantic shadows upon and through the case. This necessitated a framed glass back to allow light to pass through the cabinet into the room behind it. An added benefit is that the art can be viewed from the room through the cabinet back.
Look closely at the interior in the image below. This cabinet, though painted, is made of solid wood, as seen from the raised panel back and sides of the interior.
Condominium dwellers know that storage space is premium. The clients’ entire space is well used — full but uncluttered. But where to effectively store things like cloth place settings after they have been ironed? A custom removable unit — attractive enough to display — tucked in the lower part of the cabinet was the perfect solution. The dining space is right around the corner closest the camera, just out of view.
Details, Details, Details.
Concealed hinges are great for millwork cabinetry, but they are an eyesore when exposed. Invisible hinges, hand cut into the structural members of the cabinet and doors, ensure flawless function without visual intrusion into the display area of the space.