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a hidden shelf reveals a treasure of cocktail mixers and ingredients to sooth a long day cleverly designed by Australian designer FrancoCrea
LOCATION South Melbourne, Victoria
PRODUCT Special edition wall unit
DESIGNER Franco Crea
PHOTOS Alex Reinders

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Modern day living

A pure delight to be commission for this special edition project to design and create a statement piece that is as beautiful as it is functional in a modern home.

The brief for this multi-purpose wall unit centred on creating an assertive statement on a grand scale that fit seamlessly into their apartment living area. Viewable throughout the open plan design, it was to be their showpiece in the home.

Spanning over 5 metres, a key feature of the design is a large oversized door, detailed with a feature special edition handle, that conveniently slides to cover any of the 3 symmetrical sections.

Natural light filters through the beautiful living room windows strategically harnessed by Australian designer FrancoCrea to create a multifunction desk and storage space subtle ambience created by the concealed glow of LED lights as part of Australian designer FrancoCrea bespoke wall unit concept

Beautiful yet functional

Dividing the special edition joinery piece into 3 equal sections gives balance to the design. The entertainment section (completed with TV and drawers for componentry) is centered to match the placement of the owner’s sofa and deliver on the maximum viewing position.

To the left is a workstation area so important in today’s homes, and to the far right is a more theatrical moment where the client can prepare cocktails/drinks; complete with concealed wine bar fridge and drawers for bar accessories.

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everybody loves a place to relax and this clever drinks cabinet by Australian designer FrancoCrea is a wonderfully luxurious example a hero feature in the room encompasses a function yet beautiful wall unit design by Australian designer Francocrea

Architectural details

A stunning design detail flows through the entire special edition wall unit in the form of a “fluted” back, which is important to add depth and texture to this large piece. The ambient shadows the flutes create add important visual stimulation and provide a sense of sophistication.

The soft warm light from the concealed led lights washes a warm ambiance down the flutes, elevating the design – giving it a stronger presence.

We utilised black valchromat as the main material to provide a level of sophistication and a sense of mystery to the clean design; the drawers and shelves almost disappear as the fluted channels take over the design.

as you enter the room a striking wall unit design by Australian furniture designer FrancoCrea catches your eye with bespoke door handles
purposefully perched on a stunning back lit desk designed by Australian furniture designer FrancoCrea is a laptop read for working from home
Purposefully perched on a stunning back lit shelf designed by Australian furniture designer FrancoCrea are two isolated books calling to be read

FrancoCrea Showrooms

To discover more about our refined luxury furniture all locally designed and made in Adelaide and Melbourne, we encourage you to visit our Adelaide and Melbourne showrooms to experience your future heirlooms in person.

Melbourne showroom

259 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121

Adelaide showroom

442 Pulteney Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000