Sculptural Entry Console

Submitted by Michael Singer Fine Woodworking

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Client: Private Residence

Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

Completion date: 2012

Artwork budget: $3,500

Project Team

Artist

Michael Singer

Michael Singer Fine Woodworking

Other

Homeowner

Overview

My clients had recently renovated their waterfront apartment in San Francisco and were looking for a unique entry table to act as both a repository for keys and other small items upon arrival, as well as a statement piece on which to display flowers, and such, alongside their impressive art collection. The footprint was constrained by the narrow dimensions of the entryway. My solution was an elliptical demilune table with pivoting drawers whose overall shape featured both nautical and mid-century references appropriate to the space.

Goals

The goal of this project was to integrate a functional piece of furniture into a setting dominated by works by iconic 20th Century artists. Coming at the end of a renovation process, it was my job to compliment the overall aesthetic of the architecture while providing a unique and useful piece of furniture that could hold its own as an artistic statement, as well.

Process

After meeting with the client in person to review the details of the site, and the project's functional and spatial requirements, I provided the client with multiple design options through both measured drawings and renderings by email. A final design was reached through iterative discussion via both emails and phone conversations. As the project unfolded, the client was kept up to date on progress through emails and blog posts at www.msfinewoodworking.blogspot.com.