Modern Re-Craft _ 2012

Modern Re-Craft

Springfield, MO _ N/A sqft

Photo Credit _ Andrew Fabin

Modern Re-Craft presented Hufft with the unique challenge of adapting our modern design vocabulary into an existing home styled after elements from the turn of the century Arts and Crafts movement. As an interior remodel we sought a synthesis of a preexisting context with a progressive design sensibility.

The owners wished to maintain the dominant features of the residence’s spatial expansiveness and material highlights. Our intervention respected these goals by scaling new pieces appropriately throughout with an honest and rugged palette of solid American hardwoods, darkened metals, and richly applied textures. As with all of our work we maintained the legibility of handcraftsmanship throughout.

Custom fabricated elements include a richly figured solid walnut slab desk in the office and a solid walnut log credenza with equally variegated coloring. The credenza features hand routed recesses for glasses and a serving tray in a playful geometric arrangement. Hot rolled blackened steel wraps the extent of the fireplace and perimeter cove.

As a lighter material contrast the kitchen table is white solid oak set off by its steel frame and complimented by white Eames molded plastic side chairs. When specifying furniture and lighting by other designers we chose a hybrid of classic modern pieces paired with new works from exciting American designers such as Roll & Hill and Vioski.

The enclosure for the home’s media center features a surface relief mapping the heart of Savannah, Georgia, the client’s former home. Custom pieces with similarly attentive detail populate the lower level of the home and its leisure spaces as well as the master bedroom.