title. Chest of Drawers

date. 2019

material. Walnut with brass detail

The design for this piece was directed by the client. They came to me with a few examples of pieces they liked. They wanted something simple but not basic. I love the idea of incorporating metal into my pieces. The clients wanted a dark timber to match their other pieces. I suggested using brass to contrast the walnut and came up with the recessed design in the drawer pulls. I'm really pleased with how this element turned out. I wanted to incorporate some interesting joinery in the base. The wide 'X' shape is almost completely hidden as are the through mortise and tenon joints in the legs. Its meant as a small note that the piece is handmade and special.

© 2019 by Lana Kagan