A modern one-of-a-kind media console commissioned for a photo/filmographer. The program called for accommodating six pieces of video/audio equipment and a large LCD screen. Three concept schemes were developed exploring different modern aesthetics.
The final design consists of a curved “W” structure that weaves through the rectangular shelf and the floating center shelf. Dozens of curved and linear plywood profiles are cut, interwoven, and laminated together to form the overall shape. The plywood lamination process leaves a wonderful end-grain surface. The exterior and the center shelf are skinned with handmade 1/8″ Ziricote veneers.
Ziricote is an exotic hardwood from Central America and Mexico with stunning “spider-webbing” grain figures and gorgeous pale yellowish sapwood patterns. Truly among the most unique & expensive exotic woods, it is naturally resistant to decay, and has acoustical qualities often making it the choice for string instruments.
The “W” structure is the center-piece of the design: it is the main structural element, the pedestal for the LCD screen, the footing hold up the entire console, and contains an in-layed cable management channel to discretely run power/data to the nearest outlet. The “W” form delivers a floating effect and weightless to the suspended the rectangular and center shelves.
*Seng Chen Photography