The inspiration of this piece was as a technology demonstrator of all the items that we have learned from creating projects for other clients. We wanted a clean, elegant and modern piece that had character and would elevate any space that it occupied.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The C1 is built with the care of time honored craftsmanship enhanced with innovative technology. This creates a piece that is highly precise yet embodied with warmth and character. We define this as emotive precision. The styling is both of its time and timeless.
The thin metal shell provides all the support for the long span. Engineered self-supported cross plates underneath the drawers allow the unit to span uninterrupted without any center supports. This allows the C1 to float elegantly in space.
The handles for the top drawers are embedded in the top metal shell, allowing a clean front face for the C1
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The way to operate the credenza is embedded in the form itslef. The finger pulls for the unit are embedded in the overall form, making the design and operation one cohesive element
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project was started in December 2011 in Los angeles, and after 4 prototypes
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
engineered structural wood panels for long spans.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Width 2134mm x Depth 407mm x Height 661mm
Furniture, Credenza, Side Board, C1,
The most difficult part was to ensure that all the separate manufactures worked towards the same tight tolerances. This was to ensure that when the wood and metal pieces met at the folds and bends we were able to maintain the level of precision
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Designer, Marcus Friesl, Wood Fabrication, GSF ltd and Metal Fabrication, Repath Industries
Marcus Friesl, 2012.