Detail : walnut : Non-Traditional Furniture Design and Art - Cliff Papik
Cliff Papik
Designer & Maker
exploring the art of furniture in wood

Cocktails in Space

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This is a liquor cabinet masquerading as a spacecraft. It juxtaposes grace and chunkiness, with metal trim, exposed screws, and carbon-fiber doors offering an industrial vibe with a Rube Goldberg touch. The small footprint hides generous storage space. The large opening and Lazy Susan of the upper cabinet allow easy access to bottles, while the lower cabinet’s deep drawer with compartmented storage provides space for accessories and supplies. Between the cabinets, a pullout shelf with a marquetry picture of a spilled drink offers a horizontal work surface. The interior lighting color is adjustable via a control dial in the nose-cone.

32" diameter x 73"H

Walnut, maple, curly maple, dyed ash and popular veneer, carbon fiber doors, aluminum trim, interior and exterior lighting.

Storage a la Louboutin

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This wall-mounted curio cabinet represents a curvaceous box with its corner peeled open. The bright red, tiled rear wall can be glimpsed through the opening, bringing to mind the iconic red-soled Louboutin heels.

23"W x 23"H x 7"D

Walnut, maple, veneers: mappa burl, dyed curly maple, and dyed curly ash.

Pillow Surfing

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This entry-height table represents a stylized stack of pillows, with a cantilevered top that appears to ride on them, as if on a wave. Constructed of solid wood, the stack is secured by 36 floating tenons.

30"L x 13"H x 30"L

Walnut and curly maple.

Rise and Shine

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This queen-sized headboard portrays a cheerful radiant sun in solid curly maple and walnut. It has a thin-profile to maximize valuable bedroom space.

62"W x 62.5"H x 1.5"D

Walnut, bird's eye maple, figured black limba.