This week, Room by Room with FormFire Glassworks takes a look at a basic for home or office, the Florence Knoll Four Position Credenza.
As I begin to ponder the necessities of ‘spring cleaning,’ I start looking for places to house all the items that begin to clutter up the home during the winter months. Designed in 1961 for Knoll, the Four Position Credenza by Florence Knoll is a chameleon piece of classic furniture. Originally designed as a filing and office unit, it is equally at home in the home office or as a dining room sideboard. Set atop a polished or satin finish chrome base, the piece is available in a myriad of configurations, including cabinet doors, shallow drawers and deep drawers, and is manufactured in 5 wood types and 1 white lacquer finish. The countertop can either be finished to match the central portion, or can be a marble top. In lacquered white with a marble top, it is a clean and modern choice for home storage.
The 75″ top of this credenza cries out for some fabulous handmade objects to accent its simple lines. A vase of recycled parquet flooring adds a bit of visual texture, paired with a bowl hand-chiseled from a piece of limestone washed up on the beach. A modern botanical print hangs on the wall. Light emerges from a porcelain sculpture that houses a tealight, making the material both glow and serve as a conduit to cast shadows and light on the wall. A hand-stenciled linen pillow announces spring.
Next week I will choose a new iconic piece and give you my picks for accessorizing your modern home.