Here is a custom wall unit/AV build in we recently completed as part of a residential renovation and interior redesign.
Pictured is a custom sized AV cabinet with a high gloss dark blue custom color, four doors and inside adjustable shelves. The design of this lacquer cabinet was inspired by our Contemporary White Lacquer cabinet and the client added a white detail frame that is also available in polished brass or steel.
Pictured is a custom AV workstation we recently completed for a music producer in midtown. He wanted to have a home workstation in the living room with all of his electronic equipment including mixer/soundboard, audio card, speakers, computer, digital keyboard, power conditioner, fax machine but also function as a piece of furniture when he was entertaining. The workstation is oak throughout the inside with white matte lacquer doors. We also installed a custom light with a dimmer that can be utilized when the desk is being used or is closed to feature decorative design elements. In addition to address the heat issue with the electronic equipment we installed two fans inside the cabinet which circulate the air out the back.
Pictured is a T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings inspired custom double dresser with a high gloss white finish and brass hardware that we completed for a client. The original designed featured three drawers and a matte lacquer finish. The client has a bedroom where a three drawer dresser was too small.
Robsjohn Gibbings design aesthetic is a mixture of modern and classical elements of Art Deco and Ancient Grecian design.
Here is another version of the loop chair we recently completed for a client. Originally designed by Frances Elkins, the loop chair looks beautiful in a number of different variations.
Here is a front view of the high gloss custom black lacquer cabinet we created for a client on Park Ave. A popular request from clients is that the lacquer resemble the shine and gloss of a black grand piano. It’s important to note that high gloss lacquer furniture, especially in black, require delicate care when dusting and cleaning. There is a guide for caring for lacquer furniture here.
Lacquer finish offers tremendous design flexibility with furniture in terms of being able to match existing colors with new pieces brought into an interior. This was a restoration project we just completed of a Romanesque English chest. The carving includes eight round design patterns chiseled into the front. Oak, walnut and “riven timber” were the chief woods used during the Romanesque period. The carving is called “chip carving” in which chips of wood are chiseled to create patterns, in this case a circular shape called a roundel. This carving was an important component of artistic expression during the Romanesque period and varied from simple geometric patterns to more intricate designs on columns, thrones and beds.
Pictured is the open view of a custom sized white lacquer storage bench we created for a client with a contemporary apartment on Central Park West. We used an oatmeal linen fabric, the same as the one used for the custom bed. For this contemporary storage bench design we offer two option to open the top. The storage bench can have a 1/4″ edge beneath the cushion between the box and the cushion so you can lift up the top as the one in the picture. It could also have two fabric handles attached to the cushion top which can be pulled up.
This is a pair of T. H. Robsjohn Gibbings white lacquer dressers that will be the inspiration for a custom AV cabinet for the master bedroom of a client. The new AV cabinet will feature four front doors. Often when we build custom furniture for clients it’s a piece designed to fit into a larger set. Usually the complementary furniture piece is difficult or impossible to find, or perhaps the wrong size. The furniture of Robsjohn Gibbings is a popular design influence for many of our clients and elements are incorporated into our own custom collection.