When talking about the form of a box, the place to always begin, and after many experiments, to always return to, is a classic slim piece with four sides and a hinged lid.
One of my mantras, given how simple this form is, is to explore it by the use of interesting materials. Enter, this lovely piece, with bright white, lightly figured and highly glossy maple for the case, paired with the rich brown, almost teak in appearance, but much heavier and denser wood of ice. Together with a blue velvet interior, this box is one which will elevate the everyday to the sublime.


11" w x 5 1/2" l x 2 1/4" h

Valet Box · Figured Maple · Ipe