The vision for the space is a generous workshop with zones to perform each task in the client’s artistic process. The low ceilings will be turned into a design feature by leaving them exposed and painting them black. The clients need for a multifunctional table for cutting fabric is not something that can be met by a piece of furniture. A custom table that can be configured for different tasks will be designed into the project.
The worktable had to extend to over 7’ long, but also that tuck neatly out of the way when not in use. This one-of-a-kind solution incorporates sliding barn-style cabinet doors over a built-in credenza. Through a series of fold-down legs and metal fasteners, it can be a single 2×2.5’ table, or double or triple in size by joining the barn doors front to back or side to side. Designing such a multi-functional piece was a tall order.
The plan is to incorporate stock cabinetry and off-the-shelf components to create a unique space. A 9 1/2’ long workstation is anchored to the wall on two sides and supported by ½” black galvanized plumbing pipes bolted into the floor through plumbing flanges. The workstation transitions to counter height built-in cabinetry on the two adjoining sides. Luxury vinyl plank flooring in the efficient U-shaped space is an ideal surface for the client roll from task to task and get necessary supplies, all without standing up or breaking the rhythm of her workflow.