Our Fantome series started with my own desire for a nearly invisible console to place in front of my view of our front yard. It stood originally inside the rosy circle in this photo. Ms. Stella the Cat looked lovely sleeping on my console; she looks predatory on my white chair.
However, visitors loved my console, so it came into the factory for its portrait, and it sold immediately before I could sneak it back into my car.
An optical illusion makes the right front leg look bent; the leg is really straight.
My console also spawned an entire series of tables, benches, and etageres, all made of thinner gauges of metal than one usually sees. The inherent strength of metal allows us to use a skinny width varying from 3/8” up to 1/2”. So we get stealth of strength with almost-invisibility all at once.
My eye can hardly see the Fantome Bench at the foot of our Valois Bed, yet the bench is strong enough to hold books and a change of clothes and a person putting on their shoes in the morning.
For her own entertaining, my daughter Claire designed a Fantome Bar Cart. It looked so pretty and worked so well, that we now make it for your home too. Unlike her father, Joe Niermann, Claire understands the value of furniture that rolls, so she’s inserted small ball bearings within the circular feet. (That’s a snarky comment that I hope my husband never reads.)
And now during March 2012, we’re offering a promotion on the entire Fantome series. You can order standard or most custom sizes at our standard retail prices.
Get the perfect fit with any of our fabulously flexible Fantome series of tables, benches, and etageres. All custom sizes of the Fantome series products will be offered at their standard prices from now through March 31st. (Some size limitations may apply.)
Fantome Bar Cart – 28w x 18d x 33h – $4110 list
Fantome Bench – 58w x 16d x 18.5h – $4950 list
Fantome Coffee Table – 40w x24d x 19.5h – $3610 list
Fantome Console – 72w x 8d x 29.75h – $3960 list
Fantome Etagere – 30w x 12d x 72h – $5620 list
Fantome Etagere – 36w x 18d x 84h – $6520 list
Fantome Side Table – 3 legs – 24 dia x 26h – $3740 list
Fantome Side Table – 4 legs - 24 dia x 26h – $3740 list
Here are some photos of Fantomes we’ve already made, like this pair of etageres.
A console with two glass shelves, finished in gold leaf.
This smaller console I photographed this morning, finished in buffed steel.
A coffee table with a pair of glass shelves.
And a whole collection of Fantomes. I think the round side table is really cool.
Any way you want your Fantomes configured or finished, we can do it for you, just like this one for Betsy Berner and Tara Sutphin. Please see more of their work at www.bernersutphindesigns.com
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