Rough Chic Kitchen Cabinet Door Material by Miralis

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Rough Chic

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Kitchen Cabinet Door Material

INSPIRATION:
Barn wood and naturally aged wood become trendy. We have been inspired by the beauty of the marriage between the contemporary trends and the roughness of "barn wood". We created the rough chic for the kitchen.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This product enhances the features and characteristics of wood altered by the seasons. It is textured like barn wood. The beauty of this product lies in the details of a perfectly textured wood and the authenticity of each natural characteristic cleverly revealed such as knots, cracks, spalted wood, grub holes, termite holes and/or natural splinters. This design is available in 2 different model (slab and shaker) and six different colours including natural. This product allows designers to perfectly align the rough and the chic.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Initially, we use different types of wood. We succeeded with ash to obtain the desired texture. Several tests with different brushes were made ​​to obtain the degree of texture that we know stand today. The supply of brown ash was a big challenge in this project.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in October 2012 in Rimouski and finished in August 2013.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
We invented a machine that brush the surface of the wood to the textured. The machine has been designed with steel brushes.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
This product is custom made according to customers' request. The produt is made with 100% knotty ash. We create the texture by brushing the surface of wood. After that, we apply many different dyeing process for a special finish.

TAGS:
rough chic, barn wood, kitchen cabinet, trendy kitchen, kitchen design

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Type of Research : The Rough Chic was inspired by the flooring industry for the textured and the shades trends. Different providers of brushes steel advised us in developing our machine. Methodology : We create a team composed of various specialized working group in the design, in manufacturing and in the production. The team met every morning to monitor the project. Real-Life Phenomena such as Business : The creation of the Rough Chic has lead the trend of barn wood at a increase level.

CHALLENGE:
The supply of brown ash was a big challenge in this project.

ADDED DATE:
2013-06-12 07:41:25

TEAM MEMBERS (6) :
Project Manager : Jean-François Savard, Expert-Colorist : Marie-Pier Fillion , Marketing Specialist : Annie Boudreau , Machine Concept : Langis Bélanger, Machine Operator : Fred Côté and

IMAGE CREDITS:
Miralis and Pixi Studio

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.miralis.com/fr/Produits/Index?cat=rough%20chic
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Rough Chic by Miralis

PROFILE:
The Quebec based company, founded in 1976, has progressively established its reputation in the kitchen cabinet industry through quality, innovation and drive it has demonstrated over the years. In 2010, the launch of its product line inspired by contemporary European trends drew attention to the markets, positioning Miralis as one of the only manufacturers of kitchens in North America to offer this type of product. Following the success of contemporary kitchens, no doubt remains: Innovation must be at the heart of decisions! Miralis needs to make it a priority every moment if it wants to surprise and delight consumers with its offer and make the classic and modern kitchen, a friendly and functional place to live in. Guided by the desire to always do better, the team ensures that every action undertaken is in order to meet the requirements of its customers, both internally within its modern plant 125,000 ft2, and externally, by its proximity to the customer and its strong relationship with consumers, designers and kitchen specialists. This is how Miralis manages to seduce the customer and the consumer, whether he is looking for a complete range of products to second him in its turnkey projects, using an innovative and contemporary collection giving the urban and trendy image sought after, or that relies on the smoothness and timeless nobility of the upscale traditional kitchen.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Rough Chic Kitchen Cabinet Door Material by Miralis is a Nominee in Furniture Accessories, Hardware and Materials Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Rough Chic Kitchen Cabinet Door Material by Miralis is Winner in Furniture Accessories, Hardware and Materials Design Category, 2013 - 2014.

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