A tribute to Sinan, the well-known Ottoman designer from Istanbul
The Sinan cabinet conjures up oriental dreams from afar, dreams based on legends and fairy tales ... Only three editions of this cabinet have been created and it is made entirely in ebony from Macassar, the ultimate wood of nobility. With timeless lines, the Sinan cabinet shines with all its precious attention to detail. It has a perfectly sized frame that leads down to carefully sculptured feet, thus prolonging the elegant “Y” brace, with ebony shoes in the form of a bracelet. The upper body of the cabinet, like a chest belonging to royalty, resembles Renaissance cabinets that used to contain jewellery, secret documents and collections of exotic objects brought back from journeys abroad. A sumptuous ebony fresco spreads itself across the facade of the cabinet with horizontal grain that dance like folds in a richly embroidered cloth. Surprisingly enough these ‘embroidery stitches’, as it were, are in fact ebony marquetry assembled on an unusual hexagonal motif that brings to mind movement of a kaleidoscope. This geometric embroidery appears to both float and turn, just like an entranced, whirling dervish.