One of the projects I am currently working on is a pair of night tables.
These tables are the latest addition to a bedroom set in Brooklyn Heights.
So far a closet with sliding doors and a queen bed have been completed.
For this part of the project I gave the clients sketches and plans for
three possible night table pairs. Sometimes I draw up more plans or even
make a model of a project, other times the client themselves has a clear idea
of what they want and only a single set of drawings is needed to turn that
idea into working plans.
The clients and I went over the three sets of drawings and they were
immediately drawn to this design. The rest of the pieces I have designed
in the room are large pieces with very strong presences. Not every
element in a room can have a strong presence, some elements need to be
complimentary. The clients and I agreed that these tables filled that
role while keeping with the art deco and Pierre Chareau influenced feel of the
One change that the clients wanted was to replace the small sliding doors on
the top with a drawer in that space. The space is too shallow for a
traditional drawer so I proposed a drawer which would pivot out. A pivot
drawer works in shallow spaces and fits in well with the pivot design on the
With the design decided the next step is building the tables
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