VINTNER SERVERView full Traverse collection
When a furniture designer is allowed the creative license to interpret the personality of a collection, cool things get developed. The Vintner Server is a perfect example of that. It makes terrific use of each aspect that makes Traverse so unique. From the elongated custom hardware, to the stacked drawer dimensions, to the asymmetrical configuration we can see each of these elements' subtle contributions. And above all, it provides an excellent medium to showcase the Ambrosia Maple and exposed solid wood joinery of the series.
Inspired by a decades old relationship with solid wood, the Traverse collection is our way of letting the craft speak for itself. It begins with Ambrosia Maple which includes beautiful natural character markings that highlight the solid wood nature of the collection. We allow the natural worm holes and their characteristic markings to show through alongside the various grain patterns of the maple. From there the design determined that the joinery that is used in crafting solid wood furniture itslef should be the focus. Details such as the box joint where the two solid wood surfaces are connected or more discretely, the base which features an open end tenon are left in plain view. It doesn't take a carpenter to appreciate the workmanship in this clever merging of time honored craftsmanship and modern style.