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6 years ago

I found Crown Point cabinetry that was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright - although they obviously call it "prairie style" lest they be sued by Wright's estate.

They describe their using non-standard box construction to enhance the feel of the cabinet doors - specifically in this paragraph.

Could someone explain exactly how these are different from standard boxes which are what they are - framed or frameless :-)

From the leaded-glass-fronted hanging cabinets to the buffet overlooking spacious views, the custom crafting in the open kitchen charts new territory. Using Crown Point’s patented channel stock, Puksta addressed the cabinets’ foundational element: the face frame. “Companies don’t typically modify the design of the cabinet box,” he says. “It’s difficult to change during manufacturing. With the Prairie line, we’ve created a three-dimensional face frame.” Strong parallel lines intersect and form squares that are carried over several doors instead of just one to present a repetitive unidirectional L motif, echoing Wright’s use of 90-degree angles. Island brackets perfectly mimic the cantilevered second-floor soffit, drawing on Wright’s use of terracing.

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