Closet Organizing Systems and Denise Butchko recently collaborated on a project titled “Channeling Frank Lloyd Wright.” The objective of the project was to blend modern cabinetry elements into a Chicago Craftsman home. This led to transforming a traditional vacant dining room into a multi-functional library space that could be used more frequently.
Wright believed in designing structures that needed to be in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture.
This custom built cabinetry is unique in that it uses two different textured melamine wood tones. Autumn Leaves was used for the primary cabinets and shelving structure and Winter Cherry for the visible backing areas. The three piece door construction combined Winter Cherry as the center panel and Autumn Leaves as the edge rails. The open display areas combined Autumn Leave framed upper doors with lightly textured Chinchilla patterned glass inserts.
Using Denise’s design, Closet Organizing Systems mission was to carry that vision to reality through the cabinetry design and construction in order to fulfill the client’s expectations and be in harmony with the existing architecture. As Frank Lloyd Wright once said “The space within becomes the reality of the building.”