Pallet 23 is a multi-functioning entertainment and production facility in Cincinnati Ohio.  Because of a focus on attracting high end, pop-up dinners and catered events, the kitchen became an important and highly visible part of the interior development.  This kitchen island was co-developed by Modularem founder Jeff Welch and   Nathan Currier-Groh at   BaserMatter Llc to be both an energetic art piece as well as a functional cooking and dining surface.  An important parameter in its development was a pre-existing stockpile of pre-cut walnut boards supplied by the client.  These were utilized to achieve an intentional curtain like aesthetic, a theme derived from the video production and theatrical entertainment functions of the space.  The diminishing gradient in panel size is both aesthetic and functional as it produces a dynamic repetition pattern and grows wider where it is responsible for supporting more of the solid surface.  Not unexpectedly, the construction and joinery details are visible and finessed.  For quick on-site assembly, many of the connections relied on simple wedges pushed through holes to lock the parts together and these became an important visual detail.  It comfortably accommodates seven people and has proven to be a conversational and valuable aspect of Pallet 23s operations.      
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