Murray Bar

Submitted by Blaise Gaston

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Client: Jim and Bruce Murray

Location: Keene, VA, United States

Completion date: 2013

Project Team

Architect

Bob Paxton

Dalgliesh Gilpin Paxton Architects

Artist

Blaise Gaston

Blaise Gaston Inc.

Overview

I was asked to build a large cabinet to serve as a bar in a grand house currently under construction. The cabinet is made from walnut the owner had cut on the farm and includes leaded mirrored doors and a wine refrigerator and storage for glassware

Goals

The location and size of the bar required a custom commissioned piece.

Process

The seed for the design came from a piece of furniture the owner admired which had a broken pediment he wanted to incorporate. The architects took this starting point and designed the rest of the cabinet to accommodate all the various requirements of a bar.

Additional Information

This was one of the most difficult pieces I have made. I normally design and build contemporary organic furniture and I quite enjoyed this challenge.