Culin & Colella, Inc. win 2010 Design Portfolio Award for Residential Furniture Built-In!
Winning Project: Entertainment Center
This entertainment center features butternut solids and veneers and carved elements. The size of this entertainment center caused several challenges including pre-assembly for fitting and installation. It took horizontal scaffolding, ladders and five men to lift the top part of the piece. The entertainment center is 12 feet wide by 13 feet tall by 26 feet deep. The proportions work for the space — the ceiling is 24 feet high.
Culin & Colella, Inc. also received an Honorable Mention in three categories: Residential Furniture Built-In, Architectural Millwork and Kitchen/Bath Cabinets.
Honorable Mention, Residential Furniture Built-In: Breakfast Bar & Billiard Room “Parlor” Piece
This project features avodire solids, white ash burl panels and figured makore pilasters. The breakfast bar doubles as a parlor hutch for billiards.
Honorable Mention, Architectural Millwork: Walnut Bar
This bar was constructed of walnut solids and veneers, with a walnut burl countertop and walnut carvings.
Honorable Mention, Kitchen/Bath Cabinets: Kitchen for Residence in Jupiter, FL
This L-shaped kitchen cabinetry is constructed of poplar and MDF and finished in white Italian polyurethane and glaze with antiquing. The mahogany island features a filled and stained finish with pre-catalyzed lacquer.
About Culin & Colella, Inc.
Ray Culin and Janis Colella have spent much of their life surrounded by wood, and together bring a lifetime of experience to designing and building furniture. Both Ray and Janis were educated primarily as furniture designers and makers. Ray studied Architecture and Furniture Design at Rhode Island School of Design, and began building cabinetry and furniture early on. Janis, having spent years studying Fine Art and Sculpture, graduated with a BFA in Furniture Design and Woodworking from SUNY Purchase, in N.Y., where she discovered working in “wood”. Today they continue to design and build exquisite residential woodworking projects, like kitchens, libraries, media cabinetry, and custom furniture, while also making bamboo Gemtables.
Culin & Colella, Inc.
632 Center Avenue
Mamaroneck, New York 10543
914 698 7727 (Official)