We were about to move in to our old Fyshwick showroom and Evan wanted a dramatic yet practical buffet with ample storage and a cutlery drawer to show clients what we could do. The Heatwave sideboard was made as an exhibition piece from sequenced boards of beautify speckled dark jarrah sourced from a single log. On opening a door or a drawer, the bright rock maple internals created a delightful, glowing surprise. The Heatwave incorporates our signature Eyeline handles. The curved, turned-out legs show a French influence, while the piece as a whole has a hint of Asian architecture about it. The composition, grain selection and craftsmanship of the Heatwave is signature Dunstone Design.
The Heatwave was made during a February heatwave, hence the name. The cabinet had to be glued up at 6am to beat the heat of the day. Evan was worried that the jarrah was so dry that the piece would have trouble settling down into a domestic setting. He need not have worried, everything worked out perfectly.
The Heatwave was bought “off the floor” by a collector of Australian contemporary fine furniture. It now sits in a house with pieces by Neil Erasmus, David Upfil-Brown, George Ingham, Nick Hill and Neil Scobie.
Dimensions; 2400mm L x 460mm D x 950mm H
Timbers; Jarrah (pictured) or blackwood. Other timber on request.