Pax Dome Sitting Booth

FINALIST IN – Master Designer – CRAFTSMANSHIP

Designed By – Ian Burden

Business Name – PGT-Reclaimed

Websitewww.pgt-reclaimed.com.au

 

 

 

 

Design Inspiration

PGT-Reclaimed is a lifestyle furniture designer and manufacturer, begun by founder, Australian Ian Burden in 1998. The company prides itself on creating sustainable lifestyle furniture using 100 percent Forest Stewardship Council certified reclaimed wood.

The Lineo Buffet was designed as part of PGT-Reclaimed’s 21st anniversary collections. In 2019, after many years of designing colonial-styled functional furniture, Ian made the decision to create more modern-styled furniture for today’s consumer.

As PGT-Reclaimed’s products are currently sold in almost 20 countries throughout the world, including in Australia, it is intended for Lineo to also be popular in many countries appealing to those who are interested in sustainable furniture, with a unique style.

Design Solution

The Lineo Buffet Cabinet, with three drawers and removable shelves, is practical in its design, to look modern, while being functional in its storage. The drawers are spacious, with shelves able to be removed to suit the owner’s lifestyle.

Size
L 150 cm x W 45 cm x H 75 cm

Materials Used
100% Reclaimed wood

Green Notes
The Lineo Buffet Cabinet is part of Ian’s vision of producing furniture with limited environmental impact, through using reclaimed wood, but also finishing the product with one of PGT-Reclaimed’s most recent finishes, Rustic Summer Hay, created using 100% water-based materials. Beyond this, PGT-Reclaimed’s by-hand carpentry methods include no use of robots, which conserves energy, and packaging made from mostly biodegradable materials.

Processes used in construction, including any new construction methods or applications adopted from other industry technologies 

The two key features of this product include how the top and sides were designed and manufactured.
The top section has a curved edge, which can only be completed by hand. To bring Ian’s design to life, PGT-Reclaimed’s technical team determined the exact radius for the surface, to ensure all four corners matched. The most careful worker was selected to complete this detail, as one strong movement would affect the look of the edges, and would have compromised the overall look and quality of the product.

The front and side sections of the buffet were created using stripped wood panels elevated outside of the piece of furniture. The panels took extra time to source as they needed to be of similar skin wood colour while being of similar size (32mm width).

The curved edges required high craftsmanship as well as precision finishing. Because of the uneven surface, more time was required to complete PGT-Reclaimed’s unique French polishing methods, which involved sanding between each finishing stain to raise the wood’s grain.