Friday, March 21, 2014

A HIDDEN AGENDA: FURNITURE TO WORK WITH AND IN BY CORBETT WRIGHT

Photos courtesy of Corbett Wright
With Corbett Wright furniture, necessity was the mother of invention.  After dwelling in both the city and country, Nancy Corbett learned there was a need for functional office furniture that was right-sized and also pretty.  She set out to create dynamic American-made designs that could look good and hide stuff. Made for a place in the kitchen or living room, her designs transcend the office environs.
Corbett is launching her designs at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, which runs tomorrow through March 23rd at Pier 94 at 55th Street and 12th Avenue.  Everything they create is available in several finishes, and customization is also an option. There is a charm and lightness to the Jardin Bleu pattern featured, is sweet without being cloying.


 Abracadabra, behold the desk and storage shelves inside.  Or you can always use it as a bar.

Starting with a classic Parsons-style base, with Chinese Chippendale lattice sides,  she built up from there, with a secretary that hides a desk and storage shelves. A lift up panel in the desk hides cords., and when the work day is done, you shut the doors, and you have a clean-lined piece of furniture without the tell tale office mess.  The panels, shown in a flowering chinoiserie pattern, can be customized both inside and out. You can also do the piece with or without the pagoda top. I prefer it with the top; it provides some architecture and stature to the cabinet.
 
 For those that appreciate simple forms, the Parson's Desk, available with or without a drawer, is covered in the same pretty print.

Now this file cabinet is one thing I know I could use,  I've had the hardest time finding a chic version. Well, here it is. Available with two or three drawers, as well as custom hardware options,  the fie cabinet is not an eyesore to be hidden away.

2 comments:

penelopebianchi said...

OMIGOSH!!!

I adore these pieces! They are stellar!!!

franki durbin said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!