A Plywood Wardrobe for a Modern Flat
Modern flats can be a mixed bag - often erected to get as many apartments in the building, permanent storage is something that’s typically overlooked. On the plus side, that does leave a blank slate to allow your mind to run free and come up with ways of really maximising the space you have.
What I really enjoyed about this customer was his esoteric approach to the design process - he’s an artist so you’d expect nothing less. The unit above the door really changes the feel of walking in and out of the room; by making the doorway tunnel-like, the bedroom suddenly becomes that much more cosy and comforting. I’m sure Freud would have something to say about that.
We needed to design in access to the light switch, and ensure it could be fumbled for in the dark. Breaking up the shelf space allowed this, and it also prevents the side of the wardrobe from dominating the entry to the room.
Similarly, we made a shoe shelf below the drawers that’s not only practical, but also opens up the space a bit.
Access to the drawers and cupboards is provided by recessed handpulls and profiled grooves. As is so often the case with what we make, it’s a tactile joy… we apply nigh-on obsessive attention to achieving a fine finish.