We're in the middle of helping a San Francisco Financial company make their offices awesome. The overall chosen direction is a 'modern Victorian' feel, where warm and ornate meets clean and uncluttered.
One idea we developed is this wunderkammer banquette for the lobby. A semi-random assortment (59 in fact!) of properly golden-mean proportioned drawers adorn this modern take on a curio cabinet or card catalog of old. Some of the drawers as also false, instead being doors to A/V equipment cubbies.
Rendered in sustainable walnut and maple, it has a delightful character, enticing waiting guests to explore its many secrets. Complete with vintage cast-iron styled drawer label/pulls, we're thinking it would be full of various small treasures and surprises, lovingly cataloged away.
We're really happy with how this one turned out. Let us know if you'd be interested in something similar!