April 29, 2012
The Dean Credenza is a showcase of contrasting materials: salvaged cedar, navy blue leather and polished brass. The solid wood case displays the exterior face of planks taken from deconstructed NYC water towers. Dark lines perpendicular to the grain are evidence of the steel bands that once bound the water tank. A wax finish keeps the weathered wood looking as close to its natural grey patina as possible. Doors clad in deep blue leather and brass hardware offset the cedar’s rustic feel. Casual luxury.