SB11 & KB11

by Christian Kroepfl

Projet Description

client: palatti
Pictures copyright by Brabec & Borecky, Fantacuzzi & Fourcade, Christian Kroepfl, Harald Gorbach.
Sideboard - SB11
Shelf – KR11
“It is all about the clarity of design and the deliberate restraint to the essential ”
The sideboard SB11and the shelf KR11 were developed as a complement to the table KT11.
Individual cabinets are sandwiched between horizontal solid wood slabs to combine into a single unit, which floats on top of a delicate steel lattice framework.
SB11 is available in several lengths and in custom color combinations of lacquered cabinet surfaces and a selection of natural wood finishes: oak, walnut or ash.
The SB11 can be easily converted into a storage rack by stacking multiple units.
Originally this sideboard was designed as an entertainment center that is capable of storing upright vinyl records.
The SB11 is also available with optional features such as cable management, ventilation openings for audio/video equipment inside, as well as hidden sleeves for power connections to devices placed on top of the unit.

Christian Kroepfl

Born in Western Austria I currently practice as an Architect and Designer in Vienna and Lustenau, where I develop and design high-quality design furniture.
In my design work the questions about functionality and quality as well as the use of natural and sustainable materials are in the centre of the development process. It’s all about the clarity of design and the deliberate restraint to the essential which averts superficial attention: modest, sophisticated and sometimes calm in nature, these pieces of furniture make a point that great design does not tolerate hierarchies or compromise in the interaction of form and function. Sometimes just the simple idea of a truss, and its expression through elegant design is the distinguishing feature of one of these jewels for your home or office.
Modern design, in particular combinations of steel and solid wood, resolves into timeless and aesthetic furniture that beautifies our everyday life.