Flemming Keldebæk

("Partnership"/ Wine cabinet)


The cabinet is made out of untreated solid elm.

It is intended to hold a maximum of 18 fine wine bottles and can be for example placed in the wine cellar or another suitable temperate location.

The spot for each bottle is numbered on brass trimming edges on the front of the shelves and a small timber profile stops the bottles from touching each other. On one shelf a notebook is placed for recording wine stock and wine tasting comments etc.

Other similar profiles are used in a partitioned maple based accessories drawer.
The drawer is intended for storing a wine thermometer,corkscrew, foil cutter and “taste du vin”. (“Taste du vin” is a large spoon used for tasting and airing wine and evaluating its colour.)

The door is flush with the front of the cabinet. The drawer is made slightly narrower and with the help of distance profiles on both sides so that it can be pulled out with the door just opened at a 90 degree angle.

The drawer has a stop so that it can not be completely removed or fall on the floor. This stop can be released, allowing the drawer to be removed by simply turning a round base under the “taste du vin” 90 degrees.

On each side of the drawer behind the profiles there are secret compartments. They are fixed to the sides of the cabinet’s shell with heavy duty magnets. The compartments can be removed by pressing on the magnets deep inside the shell of the cabinet.

Heavy duty magnets are also placed behind the hinges both in the door and in the cabinet. Furthermore, a little spring-loaded metal ball is located in the middle of the inside of the door (furthest away from the hinges). It touches the middle shelf’s brass trimming edge.  Behind that there is also a heavy duty magnet which pulls the iron ball upon closing the door. Combined, the magnets help to discreetly and stylishly close the door.

Apart from the brass trimming edge on the bottom shelf, all edges can be removed. After removal, the fronts of the secret compartments are visible.