Sometimes we get the opportunity to design furniture that practically looks like a work of art!
We recently customized this exquisite crockery hutch for a lovely customer -- a fellow entrepreneur and founder of an eco-conscious company Eco Deeds.
A little bit about this wonderful furniture:
A hutch is something that bridges the gap between a sideboard or buffet and shelves, and brings them all in one place as it were. It usually comprises of a lower unit -- a cabinet with drawers, similar to a buffet or credenza -- and the top part is a display case. This display case could have open shelves or glass-fronted shelves, and it's usually used to keep crockery and other delicate dinnerware. The cabinet below can be used to keep cutlery, table mats, or other provisions. The counter space serves a similar purpose as the sideboard, i.e., to keep food and drinks before serving.
Our customer wanted to replace her existing crockery cabinet with a hutch. In a house sprinkled with lovely colours, our customer wanted a piece that brought a sense of lightness and calm focus. She shared with us the design idea she had in mind: a beautiful amalgam of traditional Indian and classy modern.
The unit was to match the overall decor of the open-plan kitchen. Closed shelves with fluted glass-fronted doors were designed to sit beautifully on an elegant cabinet below, supported on exquisitely hand-turned 'pillars' to create a magnificent counter space.
Like all our furniture, this unit was handcrafted of Canadian SPF and Baltic birch plywood. White was the obvious colour of choice for the unit; a touch of vibrance was added in the form of colourful embedded tiles on the glass doors and cabinet handles. It's a veritable stop-and-stare piece of furniture, if we may say so ourselves!