Form follows function* but it doesn’t have to be ugly! We approach all of our projects with this in mind for sure.
I am highlighting a recently completed project that illustrates this quite beautifully. Peruri Design needed cabinetry inserts with a cutout to access the existing AV system. They had some existing pieces that were quite an eyesore (the before pic is great!). We’re flattered that they came to us for the revamp!
This looks like it would be easy but proved to be a bit complex and time consuming. We needed to match what was there precisely and technically and we needed to make sure that our metal wouldn’t be too heavy for the hinges and framing. We put the designers in touch with a contractor that we trust to help devise a solution. Everyone was so patient as the contractors and engineers were flooded with work and very busy for a small job like this. Eventually, we got the information we needed specified, and drawn including hinges and frames, and we did our thing. Green light for Modern Metal!
Next it was the home owners turn to be patient while we fabricated these special pieces. Just yesterday, I told someone that we hadn’t been affected by Covid, but as I retell this project’s story, I am realizing that we were delayed in this case. Our welders and contractors (so many are out sick with Covid in sporadic waves) were backed up with jobs, and seemed to take forever to get this done. I kept assuring the designers and homeowners (and myself) that it would be worth the wait, and it was.
The pieces were delivered and they look great installed. Everyone is happy! Form followed function, and it is far from ugly!
*Form follows function is a principle of design associated with late 19th and early 20th century architecture and industrial design in general, which states that the shape of a building or object should primarily relate to its intended function or purpose.-Wikipedia