Vienna, with its enchanting Baroque streetscapes and majestic imperial palaces, is a city that has long been associated with grandeur and artistic brilliance. It’s a place where history and culture converge to create an ambience of unparalleled beauty. In such a setting, every piece of furniture must be a masterpiece in its own right. Enter the nightstand we crafted for Ben Pentreath Ltd.
Our journey began when Leo Kary, the senior interior designer at Ben Pentreath, entrusted us with a vision. He envisioned a nightstand that would seamlessly blend the traditional with the contemporary, mirroring Vienna’s eclectic charm. The specifications were clear: a traditional, cylindrical design with three drawers, constructed from European Walnut and crowned with an exquisite Arabascato stone top.
Every aspect of this nightstand was meticulously considered. The drawer fronts featured veneer cut on a diagonal, creating a visually striking design that pays homage to Vienna’s artistic heritage. A Walnut feather inlay and Walnut cross banding added a touch of timeless elegance. To ensure both sturdiness and longevity, we chose to craft the drawer boxes from solid Oak.
The cylindrical body of the nightstand posed a unique challenge. We created a bespoke curved platen to mould a flexible ply around, resulting in a perfect cylindrical shape. The European walnut veneer was then meticulously applied to achieve a flawless finish. It was stained, polished, and adorned with stunning solid brass pear drop handles that perfectly complemented the piece’s style.
As artisans, it’s a profound joy to witness a project evolve from a mere concept on paper to a fully realized piece of art. The nightstand we crafted holds a special place in our hearts, a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship and dedication that went into its creation.
Today, we are elated to know that this exceptional nightstand now graces a new home in Vienna. It stands as a symbol of the seamless fusion of tradition and innovation, a reflection of Vienna’s own artistic tapestry. Crafting this nightstand for Vienna’s discerning connoisseurs is a memory that will forever hold a dear place in our hearts.
In Vienna, where every corner tells a story and every building is a work of art, our nightstand has found its rightful place, adding to the city’s rich tapestry of beauty and culture.
Another piece we made for Ben Pentreath was this xframe chair.