Thursday, November 7, 2013

Woodworkers for CONSERVANCY of Southwest Florida - Sustainable Renovations

 The New Eaton Conservation Hall

CONSERVANCY of Southwest Florida work hard to protect and restore the unique, natural environment and quality of life in our region. The Nature Centre in Naples is an incredible environmental science research and education facility for water, land and wildlife and also incorporates the von Arx Wildlife Hospital.  Phase one renovations of the 21 acre Nature Centre were completed in Spring 2013.  The $20 million Nature Centre makeover integrated the highest level of green design and construction into the facility, incorporating green energy sources and achieving LEED certification on all buildings.

The Delnor auditorium was dramatically transformed into the Eaton Conservation Hall, which houses all environmental programs.  The Jeanie Meg Smith Theatre within has become a high tech educational facility, with surround sound and a giant immersive screen.

In keeping with the Conservancy's green ethos for sustainable renovations, Woodworkers, panelled the curved theatre with beautiful pecky cypress planks, recycled from the old Lutgert Commons.  A honey gold stain finish was then applied to bring the wood back to it's original splendor and the room finished with a copper ceiling.

Beauty and Sustainability...  Be Inspired


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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Woodworkers for 'Delicious Raw' - Urban Chic Juice Bar

'Delicious Raw', Fifth Avenue South, Naples.

The Urban Juice Bar crowd will be loving new fresh fruit and veg bar concept, Delicious Raw.  Co-Owners Flemming and Gitte Madsen are truly starting a raw reform in Naples, offering a fabulous array of all-natural fruit and veg crafted juices, smoothies and wellness shots.

The owners approached Woodworkers to help create an urban oasis - like nothing else in Naples.  An inviting, informal bar-centric layout was designed to feature a statement bar, that dominates the room as the main focal point.  The bar is constructed using the finest quality textured Milano melamine planks on solid ply, placed together in an organic freeform pattern, juxtaposed with a large industrial rolled steel custom top with oiled finish and steel kick boards.

Design by european fine furniture designer, Marcus Jelley for Woodworkers.

The bar design cleverly conceals stainless steel refrigeration a double sink base and storage under the expansive counter for a clean looking environment and perfectly complements the big steel juicers.  The result is a contemporary, beautiful and hardworking bar with a robust industrial chic influence and wonderful ambience.

Handmade to order, from fresh squeezed, raw quality produce and super foods, the extension of Cafe on Fifth Avenue, is a delicious and natural way to detox and rejuvenate your body. 

Rawsome, C-Booster, Little Attitude, Pink Pleasure....

Be inspired!


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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Woodworkers for THE JEWELRY GALLERY at Marissa Collections...

The Jewelry Gallery at Marissa Collections.

Marissa Collections is undoubtedly one of the top speciality designer stores in the country, showcasing an extraordinary collection of the hottest designers globally.  Loved by clients, the collection catches the imagination of fashionista's nationwide and frequently graces the pages of luxury fashion publications, such as; Town and Country, Harpers Bazaar and Vogue.

The collection recently embraced the world of fine jewelry, dramatically transforming 1,400 of the 10,000 square foot space, to host a world-class collection of fine jewelry.  The Jewelry Gallery was exquisitely conceived and designed by Naples based Antoine Testard of Paris Legends and project managed by Morton & Wasmer Builders.  The beautiful gallery, features custom digital wallpaper of birds, flowers and butterflies in shimmering colors, faux boxwood walls and includes a private viewing area within an elegant dressing room.

Woodworkers created beautifully lit glass jewelry cases with 3/4" thick tempered glass chambers and custom LED lighting bonded to the underside of the glass.  The bases of the pullout drawers were lined with the finest white leather.  These cases stand on beautiful oak custom tables handmade by our team and feature metallic lacquered legs, designed by Antoine to symbolise strings of pearls.  Woodworkers also built walls with glass chambers attached to create an illusion of suspended cabinets and integrated concealed storage cabinetry within the wall underneath.

The jewelry investment realizes owner Marissa Hartington's goal of 'uniting well-edited clothing collections with unique fine jewelry designs.' The astounding Jewelry Gallery hosts designs by Alexis Bittar, Tamara Comolli, Miriam Salat, Oscar de la Renta, Wendy Yue, Monique Pean, Irene Neuwirth, Arunashi and Yossi Haran, amongst others.

Creative Director, Marissa and Business Director, Burt Hartington and son Jay, Director of Marketing, Jewelry and Menswear.

Marissa Collections, opened 1975.  Third street shopping district, Old Naples, Florida.

The Team at Woodworkers.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Before & After: A Room with a View

The completed project - Easy Sophistication
This Summer, Woodworkers completed a kitchen project at a lakefront, picture-perfect residence in Naples Bath and Tennis Club, Florida.

The customer's requested a modern and unique feel to the kitchen, to complement their eclectic taste in furniture and focused on their casual family lifestyle.  They also expressed a desire to somehow transform a bedroom next to the kitchen, into a connecting media room.

Original kitchen

We began designing a contemporary, practical - yet stylish space, connecting the layout of the kitchen to the landscape, light and perfectly framed views of the lake, plunge pool and patio. We rethought the whole space, reworking completely by first removing two walls - opening the floor space to flow from main room, to kitchen with new media room, right through to the beautiful outdoors.  We further optimised the view by adding an island featuring a breakfast bar next to the patio doors and streamlined the cabinetry layout.

The finished kitchen features a stylish display of hi-gloss polished paint finish cabinetry with expansive Pompei Quartz counter top space for some serious cooking and entertaining.  Finishing touches include; solid walnut drawer boxes with faux ostrich skin lining, a fireplace and lift up pantry doors. 


Finishing Touches...


The result is a place where beauty and efficiency co-exist.
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The Team at Woodworkers Cabinet