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Concept to Completion : Chelsea Breakfront Cabinet

In late 2011, I was contacted to design a pink dining piece for a creative Chelsea family. I decided the best way to achieve optimal function/form was to do a play on a traditional breakfront cabinet. My design inspiration drew from Chippendale & Federal style breakfronts. Slightly raised off the floor, I paired a traditional crown with cabriole legs. I then added stainless silver detail, slightly antiqued mirror and high gloss lacquer.

The first sketch:

First Draft, Chelsea Breakfront
First Draft, Chelsea Breakfront

The Second Sketch, refining the idea & dimensions in CAD:

Cabinet, Concept Sketch
Cabinet, Concept Sketch

The third sketch, provided by my millworker for approval:

Process Sketch - Chelsea Pink Breakfront
Process Sketch - Chelsea Pink Breakfront

The End Result:

The pink highlights the living room chair fabrics shown in reflection above.

xoEB