Cork cabinet, 2008
Natural cork, reclaimed wenge, birch plywood, and maple.
I designed this cabinet to try and best utilize the beautiful materials, notably the wenge which is reclaimed parquet floor and originates from west Africa but has had a life spent on the floor of the old baltic exchange in London. The natural cork block which is harvested from cork trees in Portugal and elsewhere in the Mediterranean. I constructed the cabinet in such a way that the wenge forms a cladding on the outside and along with the cork doors are visually the main elements of the piece. The repetitive use of the parquet blocks and the cork, highlight the subtle and striking changes of grain and figure in both the materials.