Inspired while sipping Negroni’s on the Venice lagoon, this striking cabinet displays not only the high level of craftsmanship required to produce a piece of this magnitude, but also represents the romanticism of the ancient city waterways and long-lasting architectural design. From the original concept from which an all-timber version was made, a second piece evolved where we introduced brass and blacked oak, as seen in these pictures. Brass is historically used in furniture and architecture and is representative of an Italian interior style and energy. These two pieces together, the inside and the outside, convey the rich atmosphere of the Venice experience.
Kindly note that the Brass finish is done by hand and patterns & tonal variation will all be unique. Similarly, French Oak is a very charaterful timber: large knots and cracks in the wood as well as discolourations are what this specific timber are known and admired for. It has been specifically selected for this cabinet design to allude back to the origin of the idea - the ancient Venice buildings, the old timber with its beautiful long-standing putrefaction.
This design is for use indoors only and should not be placed in full, direct sunlight everyday. This cabinet can be wall-mounted onto standard masonry wall only.
21.5" L x 15.5" W x 94.5" H / 550 x 400 x 2400mm
Requires wall height of 102.4" (2600mm) approximately
The Brass top surfaces have been designed to wear - with use scratches, scuff marks and ring marks will appear. For us this forms part of the charm of the antiquated brass finish, reminiscent of country hotel bar-counters. On the cabinet doors, which will not get any direct use, this will not be very aparent. However the interior bright brass will develop a beautiful worn-in patina with use.
Like all of our indoor furniture, this design should not be used outdoors or placed in direct everyday sun. The solid wood will react to the sunlight, temperature changes, and moisture in the air, causing the wood to move and warp. The brass will expand and can warp if placed in full everyday sun. Exposure to UV will cause yellowing of the timber and surface cracking.
Use a humidifier to counteract the effects of airconditioning, especially if pointed directly at the table. Air conditioners dry out the air and a humififier will restore the moisture. Slightly soapy water can be used to remove sticky surfaces.
Slightly soapy water can be used to remove sticky surfaces.
The published prices are for an option of Ash, Oak or Iroko Timber. Walnut is priced separately on request.
The Campari Drinks Cabinet is available in the following timbers: