I found it. Every typography geek’s dream furniture. Well actually I didn’t find it, but a friend sent it to me, because I am one of those said typography geeks.
Kent & London have brought joy to all who swoon at bold typefaces and fantastic fonts with a chest of drawers. The “Alphabet Drawer” unit was inspired by vintage printing blocks and has 26 drawers of varying sizes, each dedicated, you guessed it, to a letter of the alphabet. It is so simple, that it is nothing short of genius.
Kent and London make each solid oak piece to order using traditional methods and beautifully finishes. And yes I said solid oak, which makes it rather heavy in terms of weight and prices…the units go for £2700.00, which translates to about $4,200 CAD.
No, it’s not cheap, but this isn’t Ikea kids. This is bespoke furniture, the kind you pass on to future generations. The Alphabet Drawers are what we call “a piece” it is that item in the room you do a double take when you see it, it sparks conversation, starry eyes and big grins, even from non-typography geeks.
Besides just think of the fun things you would have to think up to put in the “X” drawer…