The Album Chests monolith styling accentuates to the highest degree the gorgeous Central American Ziricote wood grain in a stunning book-matched pattern. Starting from the center of the top, the grain radiates from this singular point across the surface and cascades like a waterfall over the curved facade of the sides to terminate near the floor unbroken to the hand-turned solid Ziricote feet.
Adding functionality and animation to this monolithic design, it is set on a turntable that easily allows the main structure to spin effortlessly to reveal the solid Curly Maple hand-carved teardrop finger pulls that beautifully contrast the dark rich color and undulating grains of the Ziricote. Drawing your finger in and back to open these four “tip out” drawers reveals this unique piece’s purpose. The custom joinery stands out against the natural backdrop of the vertical lines helping contrast it with colors and shapes in the drawer and overall design. The base of the drawers is accented with alternating wood grains of Goncalo Alves, a beautiful Brazilian wood. It presents a richness and color contrast to the drawers and to the overall feel of this piece.
“Faces” the name given to this piece, is derived from Ziricote’s amazing and beautiful natural grain formations that have overlapping and undulating features, textures, and colors like no other wood on the planet. Gazing closely at each side you’ll see annular shapes in the wood that have depth and grain structures that act like “eyes” creating features like “Faces” in the book-matched wood panels.