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Retrospect Sideboard

by Alan Flannery Furniture Design



Retrospect, although a contemporary piece of furniture, does as its name suggests, and looks backwards, paying homage to the sideboards of the mid-century modern era. While taking styling cues from these long, low, Scandinavian styled pieces, Retrospect stands its own ground as a contemporary piece.

Retrospect, a simplistic, contemporary sideboard takes a look back towards its mid-century counterparts. The geometric carcass floating above organic legs comprises of three separate entities. Standing atop a curved leg structure the juxtaposed cabinet is created from a number of different pieces, each one separated and accented by red laminate which sits back from the surface creating a coloured shadow gap.

The handles and drawer pulls are incorporated into the simplistic cabinet exterior. These simplistic shapes are balanced out by the red interior of cabinets and drawers and also by the curved base structure. The mitred joints on the cabinet corners are both decorated and reinforced with keys made from the lighter coloured Sapwood of the Walnut. These keys are inset at alternate angles along the corner of the cabinet.

The boards from which the sideboard are created, are cut, joined and re-assembled in sequence so that the grain pattern flows seamlessly up, over and around the cabinet.

American Black Walnut with red laminate accents. Materials, colours and specifications can be chosen by the client. Please get in touch to discuss, either in the comments section at checkout or via email at

H75cm W188cm D50cm

This piece takes 6-8 weeks to make once an order is placed.


Black Walnut, Walnut, Wood

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Alan Flannery Furniture Design

Furniture Designer

We are an independent creative practice designing and creating fine furniture to inhabit great spaces. We consider our products to be special and strive to ensure they are so by taking the utmost care in their design and production. Each edition is limited to a quantity of fifty so that we ensure we are ever changing, ever learning and ever improving.

Alongside our ever expanding range of products we also create one of a kind, bespoke pieces, specifically tailored to the needs of a client. We take great pride and enjoyment in creating these custom pieces to fit a brief, space or personality.

We take inspiration from many places, some of which are quite varied. Inspiration often comes from organic shapes and natural processes that surround us in the natural world. For example, the Tephra range of furniture is inspired by the volcanic activity and the way that volcanic material is laid down forming landscapes and then subsequently evolving through the process of erosion. This gives the pieces a fluid and dynamic form. Other pieces in our collection such as the retrospect range take inspiration from mid-century modern furniture and the designers that created these pieces. The retrospect range looks back fondly at what we consider a golden age of furniture design.

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