Gary Wolfe

Toccata Noce

Mcallister postcard lo-res

The client liked "Shuffle."  Shuffle wouldn't work in this application due to the function needed by the client and tight space limitations imposed by two doors and a staircase.  It needed to hold it's own in a house with a lot of one-of-a-kind artisanal pieces.  What better way to stand up for yourself than a cabinet made from a big chunck of walnut?

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Dr. Deskenstein

Dr. deskenstien lo-res

Dr. Deskenstein is named that due to the number of walnut "stitches," or splines, it took to hold it together.  So I designed a steel base made from 2' x 2" angle steel so if it came to life and started to walk it would have that heavy clunking sound the monster had in the movie.  I wanted the village folk to scream if they saw it walking down the street.   

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Shuffle

Shuffle clip lo-res

Shuffle started as a cabinet with doors.  I found I didn't like hiding the most dynamic part that the shelves provide.  That was the piece initiated the design in the first place.  It's the first component in what I hoped would be an office suite of furiture based on "an earthquake in wine country."  It didn't come to pass but I still enjoy this piece as much as anything I've done.  

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Media Center Cabinet

Fishbain cab lo-res

This piece was the last piece the designer placed in the livingroom.  The owner wanted a new TV and a unique piece of furniture that would hide components and wires.  

The designer wanted the piece to reference the mid-century modern architecture and furnishings while still making a strong statement of it's own.

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Media Center Cabinet

Brockman cab lo-res

Since the development of LCD and Plasma televisions I've produced a nmber of solutions to replace the deep cabinet and still hide the bulkier component of a sound system.  This exploration has led me to more sculptural furniture forms as well as a more dynamic use of materials. 

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Hitzzz Vanity

Hitzzz vanity

The sink is a custom design and was cast using lightweight concrete and white pigment.  The Ziricote wood provides a dramatic contrast to the stark design of the sink vessel

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