Sunday, November 11, 2007

Frank Prendergast

Cabinetry can be purely functional or it can be an artform. In the case of third generation, Ottawa carpenter, Frank Prendergast, of Neoform Cabinetry,, it is most definitely both. Frank first got in touch with me a couple of weeks ago, and I was immediately blown away by his beautiful, creative work. Today, he sent me some photos, and I'm very happy to post them for you tonight. After just one look, I'm sure you'll feel the same way. It's not too often we see such creative use of space, and the combination of classic and innovative materials, to make such one-of-a-kind designs. Here for your viewing pleasure, with little descriptions courtesy of moi, is the marvellous work of Frank Prendergast. Enjoy and be amazed!

This one called Puzzle Wall is a real charmer -- well, anything with babies usually is. But, here, Frank has outdone himself, creating a 7' x 8' patchwork of plastic wall laminates including 12 drawers and 10 cupboards. If I had this one in my kids' rooms, I'd have no shortage of storage space, that's for sure!

This lovely work -- called Cubist Inukshuk -- was originally commissioned as a hallway table for a very small space. Frank thought, "this table doesn't have to be flat", and provided his clients with a multi-tiered Inukshuk that gave lots of places to put things. Ingenious! There'd be absolutely no excuse to lose my car keys here!

The Fulcrum -- a yellow and green cabinet -- that provides lots of storage space, without falling over -- and a real attention grabber in any room.

Another beautiful piece that incorporates steel, with more traditional materials. I LOVE the rich blue interior. A hidden little secret until you open it up!

Shuffle Cabinets -- I sometimes think the smaller the space, the more creative you get to be. Frank designed these cabinets so they can go in either a kitchen or a dining room (if you run out of room in the kitchen). This is two-tone lacquer gloss cabinetry -- my personal favourite for a kitchen.


Brilliant Asylum said...

Not sure if I could live without counterspace, but this is beautiful shelving. Love the pink lacquer.

Freshly Found said...

Thanks for popping in to my blog! I am enjoying looking around yours!
What an innovative designer Frank is. Would love to let him loose in my home!

Paul Pincus said...

This work is incredible! Excellent Blog.

ps The National Gallery is one of my favorite places...I love Ottawa!