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What I Do for a Living

By handlerstudio  
I have occasionally mentioned that professionally, I am a studio furniture maker. I work with anodized aluminum, wood, glass and fabrics (for chairs). I make custom furniture for my clients. It is why I go to craft shows. And now and then, I need to make new pieces with no client, to show, and to sell. With this cabinet, I also got to bring in the art form I have worked at since I was a kid, spending more time in my darkroom than I did doing homework. The doors to this cabinet are "picture frames", with the photo (three crops of a single image, included as V3). The black is all aluminum, and the corners and "center" element are slotted with the cherry screwed into the metal slots from the inside, and the whole cabinet held together mechanically. The base reflects my fascination with bridges, as a structure, as an architectural form, and as a metaphor. The doors open with push latches. Any knobs on the doors would be a visual intrusion. I have another cabinet in the works that will use a photo in the door, with the plan being to print on aluminum rather than paper (this is paper mounted to an aluminum backing). The photo is of grasses in Long Pond on Mount Desert Island, Maine. I felt that for a photo to integrate with a furniture piece, it needed to be something of an abstraction.

So, I wanted to show this piece, and to show a little of what I do during the day.


The photos of the cabinet are by my old and good friend Karen Mauch, who specializes in photography of art and does this much better that I would.

And thanks, once again, to Trev, Marian, Jocelia, Herman, Dawn Michele, and all who voted for my sunset and sailing images and UA's/

Peter

Tags: General Furniture

Voters: Newdawei, S_Psharma, prabhusinha and 22 more


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Comments


30 Oct 2013 3:29AM
I like your train of thought which makes the cabinet very arty and abstractive. And I would like to buy one if you sell it in China.
Chen

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S_Psharma 4 1 India
30 Oct 2013 3:36AM
All three are beautiful for me v2 is best.
Benlib 4 1 3
30 Oct 2013 4:36AM
Love #2. Nicely done. Are you selling those cabinets?Tongue
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
30 Oct 2013 5:38AM
Well done

Peter
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
30 Oct 2013 6:39AM
An excellent concept and beautifully made. I like the idea and the finished product, very clever.

Andy
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2013 7:46AM
Your a very talented man. Peter.
alansnap Plus
12 577 26 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2013 9:10AM
Very pretty and thanks for letting us see it.
Alan
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
30 Oct 2013 11:28AM
Very cool Smile
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
30 Oct 2013 12:29PM
I do hope you sell these works of art at premium prices Peter, to give an example David Linley (or Viscount Linley) charges about £45,000,00 for a desk, if the name is not familiar he is the Son of Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong Jones who was a very fine photographer, have a look at the link and gasp at some of his prices.

http://www.davidlinley.com/store/furniture-and-upholstery/desks-study-furniture

Regards

Trev.
Bantu Plus
3 7 1 India
30 Oct 2013 12:44PM
may be it is old times tv box.well done.
dudler Plus
13 468 910 England
30 Oct 2013 5:01PM
Had to be you, Peter!

The question is:

which is the work, and which is the hobby; OR

is the first question meaningless?
Nicely crafted.. Pleasing shapes with an artistic flourish..
Potra 3 Venezuela
31 Oct 2013 3:46AM
You are a very lucky man Peter, because your work is your means of expressing yourself as well.
I loved this design, I would buy it for the new office I will have in my apartment, it it were in the U.S....Sad
M
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
1 Nov 2013 3:24AM
Ingenious Peter and oh so very original, clever boy…...WinkWinkWink
4 Nov 2013 5:07PM
Beautifully crafted images of a beautiful piece of craftsmanship!
Inspirational photos and cabinet making, Peter.

Richard

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