An Arts & Crafts TV stand — design

TV stand

Sketch for a tv stand.

If design is about solving problems, then the problem I was attempting to solve with this design for a minimal tv stand was that of grasping hands. The knobs and buttons of my home theater components were proving irresistible to my toddler son, and I wanted to replace my existing stand–a wide, Shaker-ish piece with open shelves–with something smaller and enclosed.

Viewing height for the TV determined the height of the stand, and my component dimensions determined the width and depth. For the style, I took my cues from West Coast Arts & Crafts, a thread of the movement that shows an Asian influence evidenced in the works of Greene & Greene, and is present today in some of the work of Gary Rogowski, Darrel Peart, and Thomas Stangeland.

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