“The idea of the “three sisters” tea station was inspired by Chekhov’s famous play!” quips Johnny “For sisters read three cupboards seeking to find an identity in a modern world – but interpreted here as the difficulty of finding space for all the storage needed – tea, coffee or a glass for an alcoholic beverage!”
Below the cupboards is a hot and cold water dispenser, drinks fridge and work surface which provides space for serving anyone visiting for a sociable drink. Johnny has cleverly mixed traditions in this piece. The rough oak barrel which houses a sink, and waste bin on the back of the door is reminiscent of an old wine barrel. It is made of solid English pippy oak with artisan metal bands commissioned from Paul Jobst.
The “three sisters” cupboards echo a refined Chinese tea house. They are made from laminated oak bent round formers in three diameters, in gold leaf and hand painted finishes. LED lights are imbedded in the back for night time illumination. This reinforces the circular shape and adds an interesting shadow line.