Cubist Wall Unit
Form-ply, recycled Tasmanian Myrtle, Jarrah veneer, painted MDF
3700mm x 2500mm x 600mm
The Cubist Wall Unit was commissioned by a client who had previously seen a piece of my work in an exhibition. The functional brief was to provide a large storage unit to accommodate books, television, stereo, speakers, artworks and various other bits and pieces. The design brief was left open ended, the only requirements being that the unit be interesting and relatively inexpensive.
The unit was required to cover an area approximately 4 metres long by 2.5 metres high, with specific dimensions allocated for storage of specific items. My approach was to divide the unit up into random block shapes to produce a “cubist” composition. Each “block” was designed with a different depth so as to create a 3 dimensional, sculptural look to the piece. The carcass is constructed from form-ply, which comes with a dark brown lacquer finish. It is a high strength, lightweight material that is economical and attractive. Squares of colour are randomly arranged throughout the piece using different coloured timbers for drawer fronts and cupboard doors, and brightly painted finishes for other cupboard doors.