M2L Produces its Own Furniture
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, furniture and accessories distributor M2L has unveiled its first-ever collection produced in house, titled M2L BRAND Architectural Cabinetry. The collection, designed for the New York-based company by Manfred Petri, features a variety of sleek desks, credenzas and media consoles intended for executive-level offices.
“Manfred exceeded even my own expectations,” said Michael Manes, president and founder of M2L. “I challenged him to develop a new design standard in architectural cabinetry and he took the collection to a whole new level.”
Petri designed the collection without any visible hardware, instead choosing to use a concealed soft-touch slide opening system. In addition, there are recessed bases and raised cabinet tops, lending the product a sleek, modern look.
Each piece is crafted of high-grade American hardwood veneers and stains available in standard and custom options and finished with a urethane coating, which adds a natural looking patina. Petri has also provided a selection of countertop materials including aluminum, leather, stone, and glass.
“I loved pushing the design envelope — combining the craft of furniture making with the precision of modern machining,” said Petri.