Materials: Reclaimed native Maine cherry
Price Point: $5000
"The Brix console is made out of lumber normally destined for the scrap bin, called shorts. Shorts might be leftover wood from other projects, or boards which are too small to be of interest to buyers. The ones used here were salvaged from a local woodshop and lumber dryer...."
"The design evolved from the constraints of the material, as well as my interest in graphic design. The diamond-shaped holes between the repeating squares play an important role; from a distance they act as a visual motif, and as you come closer they draw you in to the relationship between the inside and the outside of the cabinet. They function as a means of opening the doors, and also create beautiful shadows."
Designer: Julie Morringello
Location: Stonington, ME
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