How to organize all that constantly and unpredictably changing technology that accumulates around modern Flatscreen TVs, creating a piece of furniture that is at once about modern life, using tactile and rich and sustainable materials, while avoiding overtly fashionable references to the sleek plastic boxes that will surround it.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Making the Credenza's Gestalt memorable through both material (Bamboo vs Polished Stainless Steel steel) and formal (Volume vs linear) contrast the credenza is able to absorb the typical haphazard collection of disparate electronic components (remotes, DVD players, cable boxes, game stations and components) surrounding home entertainment while remaining domestic and not overtly 'electronic9;.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Electronic components like the television, game systems, and speakers can be housed in the credenza and elegantly integrated into the design of the structure itself, while hiding connections to peripherals and outlets. The simple and straightforward organization of cabinets makes for easy access to remotes, gaming components and manuals.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project began in June 2009 in Boston, MA, and finished in January 2011.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The Credenza is made by conventional wood working and welding tools. supporting local trades and artisans. Made of laminated bamboo plywood, an easily replenishable material, the details take the opportunity to amplify the intrinsic beauty of the laminations. The subtlety and uniqueness of each material's texture is enhanced by the traces each craft; the hand work in the polished stainless steel angle and the relief in the bamboo.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Width: 2438.4 mm
Depth: 457.2 mm
Height: 600.075 mm
Width: 825.49999 mm
Depth: 457.2 mm
Height: 187.325 mm
Credenza, Furniture Design, Custom Furniture
This credenza solves the problem of how to house the constantly changing and updating technological entertainment equipment (the television and all of its constantly evolving peripherals) while remaining both modern and domestic.
TEAM MEMBERS (4) :
Pamela Butz, Jeffrey Klug, Chris Rice and Pierre Tresfort
BUTZ + KLUG Architecture, 2012.