design et al are delighted to announce that Tom Faulkner have won the Bespoke Cabinetry Award in The Product Design Categories within The International Design and Architecture Awards 2017
Tom Faulkner’s Odessa cabinet is a beautiful and simple design wrapped in bronze with figured silver sycamore veneer and inlaid solid bronze detailing.
“My favourite thing about this cabinet is the pattern. The tapering lines look quite random – some intersect, some do not, but I find them somehow incredibly pleasing to look at”
– Tom Faulkner, Odessa Cabinet
The concept for Odessa was to make a cabinet that was both simple and luxurious, with a strong metal element to it. Inspiration was drawn from a trip to Europe and Russia and transformed into the Odessa cabinet – the patterns were inspired by a combination of vaulted church ceilings and Russian constructivist paintings.
There was tremendous skill in the precision of each of the bronze inlays and its ingenuity within the door mechanism. The thin line of the metal surround was said to also be difficult to realise as well. Tom Faulkner has designed a simple, strong and distinctive design shown through its beautiful detailing and well executed vision.