Romana’s style is modern, including cabinets and sideboards with a low contemporary outline; but with subtle detailing and soft shapes the range remains understated. Detailing includes shaped legs, whose easy organic lines belie the complexity of manufacture. The shaped edge to the top panels echoes the softness of ercol’s vintage mid-century designs, but cut into the carcass it gives a streamlined feel to the silhouette. A high level of craftsmanship is used in creating the organic shapes in the range. Complex construction is further evidenced in flush, sculpted curves across joints and in the close fit of the curved tops into the recessed tops of the cabinet carcasses.
The largest of the Romana sideboards, this stylish oak sideboard provides lots of storage space, with two separate cupboard sections and three drawers. The front edge of the sideboard top bears the signature soft curve, and the legs have the fluid organic curves and chamfers, that characterise Romana. Fluid wave-shaped cut-out recesses provide the door and drawer handles, another design signature of the range. The cupboard sections each have a wooden shelf mounted on pins and can be adjusted in height. The three drawers and the door hinges have soft-close mechanisms to give a gentle shut. This striking piece of oak furniture is finished in a clear matt lacquer to show the beauty of the natural timber.