New Holland, PA – April 2, 2016 – Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry, the leading maker of timeless, architecturally significant, original cabinetry, introduces Exeter, the latest in a series of exclusive collaborations with designer, Scott Stultz. Like the predecessors of this design collection, Prairie and Ruskin, Exeter is a specially designed cabinetry series that encompasses furniture-quality custom doors, panel profiles, cornice and trim mouldings, leg and edge details and bespoke hardware.
Its design is inspired by the work of Sir Edwyn Lutyens, long considered one of Great Britains’ greatest architects. An early pioneer of Modernism, Lutyens was regarded for his work which married modern simplicity with clarity of form. The name Exeter is derived from the town of Exeter, home to one of Lutyens most famous deisgns, Castle Drogo.
“Like many of Lutyens designs, the Exeter series highlights strong geometric logic with horizontal and vertical banding to give the design depth and dimension,” says Stultz. “The unusual design of the recessed panel fronts are reminiscent of window openings and sash details often used by Lutyens. This type of design adds emphasize to the corners and edges. Its delicate proportions and simple elements make the design feel timeless, yet contemporary.”
“An addition to the wood designs of the Exeter series, we’ve also designed an exclusive bespoke solid brass hardware that is specifically designed to complement this design series,” explains Jason Artus, vice president of sales and marketing for Rutt. “Modern in its design, the pulls are strategically placed to accentuate the panel facades. This is truly unique within the cabinetry industry.”
The Exeter series made its public debut at the Architectural Digest Design Show, March 17-20, 2016, in New York City. It is available exclusively through authorized Rutt Showrooms.