The Collectionist cabinet is inspired by the secretaires of the last centuries and it expresses their same preciosity in a contemporary version. Presenting a neat volume marked by vertical panels and rounded sides, it is an invitation to move closer to touch its surface and appreciate the “Sesel” sculpture-like handles in cast brass, which make the furniture front an artistic element. The design of the metal base plays with the balance and tension of thin brass rods.
“Collectors or not, we all are surrounded by a moltitude of small objects, including precious ones, which we are fond of and are difficult to store, that may become real collections. Thus, we thought we’d design a cabinet to contain, organize and protect the items of our passions. We loved the idea that the exterior of this piece would communicate the value of its contents, that’s why we designed details as the sculpture-like handles. Inside, it is organized by drawers and small compartments where can accomodate our favourite objects”. (Bartoli Design)
Collectionist is a cabinet with seven doors, five are flat and two are curved, finished on all sides. It may be mounted on wall or set on the floor over the base in brushed or dark-brown-lacquered brass rods. It is possible to mount five “Sesel” handles, handcrafted by brass casting with the sculptors’ lost-wax tecnique. The three available and interchangeable handle shapes may also be rotated to give the cabinet a personal touch. Collectionist may come without handles, too, as the openign of its doors is also possible gripping the shutters upper edge. The inside is divided into 26 compartments and 8 drawers. Both outside and inside come in Siberian Ash wood, with open-pore finish.