Glamorous Butler Console Table
The Glamorous Butler console table was conceptualized to showcase and celebrate the stunning aesthetic qualities, the physical strength and robustness, as well as the longevity of sustainable fine solid hardwood. The overall design is pared-down and lean and achieves its quiet strength from its angular outline and subtle detailing.
Charismatic and elegant, the Butler is made purely of hand-selected solid American Black Walnut. Lightness is achieved both in the architectural leg structure, which shifts the back legs round to the back centre of the table, allowing a sense of space and air to permeate, as well as in the presence of a narrow shard of silk-fused glass running along its centre.
The custom-made glass insert ‘fused’ with strands of silver silk striated along its length appears almost as a shimmering ghost form of the wood that flanks it.
With the Butler‘s angular, sculptural form, every component is handcrafted with absolute precision to ensure that the crisp lines run cleanly throughout the structure. A shadow-line around the whole under-structure serves as a trompe l’oeil to conceal the presence of the long drawer and also to accommodate natural wood movement in the table top and base.
While the console’s design is understated, it enjoys some ‘glamorous’ additions to add further dimension to the piece. It features a single 1.8 metre-long, slender concealed drawer lined in soft buttery leather or metalicised fabric and divided into handy compartments allowing the Butler to relieve his master or mistress of those everyday items that can so often fill pockets or clutter surfaces.
- The ‘fused’ glass inset can be custom-made with a number of different materials as the interlayer, including various coloured silks, threads, films, voile and metal mesh.
- The drawer can be configured to suit, as well as the choice of leather or fabric to line it.