This project, a French walnut chef's kitchen for a New York penthouse features antique pieces and hand carvings, and was entered by William Stowe Fine Woodworks, Newtown, PA, in the 2013 Custom Woodworking Business Design Portfolio Awards.
An 1850's French side board was dismantled and reconfigured to fit contemporary appliances. It required reconstruction and new carving. The French walnut and veneers, the antique segments and carvings as well as the contemporary touches blend all elements of the piece together. Not only was traditional cabinetry construction used but antique hardware as well in conjunction with contemporary hardware. Several layers of stain were added to match the antique parts of the kitchen.
Located in Bucks County, PA, William Stowe has worked in many styles with emphasis placed on the use of traditional joinery, in concert with contemporary methods, materials and design. According to the company, its artisanal craftsmanship has been shown in numerous galleries across the northeast including the American Craft Museum in New York.
21st Design Portfolio Now Closed. Vote for the 2013 People's Choice Winner. A panel of industry judges will determine the category winners and the overall winner.
• residential furniture, freestanding
• residential furniture, built-in
• architectural millwork
• kitchen/bath cabinets
• countertop/solid surface
• specialty products
Deadline: November 15, 2013
Winners will be featured in a special December digital edition of Custom Woodworking Business as well as in the January 2014 print issue and will be celebrated at the only national live industry design awards ceremony, to be held during the 2014 Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo at the Garden State Convention Center in Somerset, NJ, April 9-11. Check the Cabinets & Closets Expo site for more show details on the event.