Nika Zupanc, Meike Harde, Kiki Van Eijk, Shay Alklay for Arco, Made.com and Simone Cappellanti for SecondoMe have been working on a quite unique type of furniture: the cabinet. When we are sitting at a cabinet, we probably dedicate some time just for ourselves: for writing a letter , putting some make up on or just sorting our papers… Has the cabinet space become more private then our mobile phone or personal computer?
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Faithful to the disruptive nature of her work, Nika Zupanc keeps pursuing her battle against technology, conventions and assumptions. Secretario cabinet is indeed “another loners’ object”, a self-discipline oriented furniture with super tall features and a vertigo-like effect for anyone with a writer’s or lover’s block.
With the London collection, German designer Meike Harde reinterprets heavy wooden storage facilities for clothes with a minimal yet intimate twist making use of textile materials. The violet cabinet in organic molton, steel and rubber is provided with a sliding-door opening mechanism that is incorporated into the textile part so that it can work without additional guiding rails. The result is a cabinet that conciliates the lightness of private vanity with a light and delicate touch.
Kiki Van Eijk got inspired by the beautiful mechanism of an archetypal ironing board. The handcrafted brass elements emphasize the construction of this cabinet made of elmswood. The result is light and stable structure that is completed by with a pincushion-like stool.
On line brand Made.com crossed the Manche and recently landed in France and Italy with Fonteyn, a singular toilet-cabinet inspired by the étoile Margot of Royal Ballet. Elegance and balance convey a sense of stability and grace just like a ballerina before a plié. Minimal rounded shapes, a circular mirror and red-laquered walnut wood complete the harmonical tension of its design.
Young Israeli designer Shay Alkalay interpreted Arco’s minimal and functional Dutch imprinting with the highly original Pivot Vanity cabinet. A completely new type of drawer combined with an integrated top shelf creates an extremely practical and very distinctive desk… Ideal for those who want a conciliate a simple analogical enviroment with the digital buzz.
Secondo me, Italian furniture brand with a distinct experimental attitude, joined with Simone Cappellanti and created Coiffeuse, a small toilet desk that plays with rotating volumes, colours and two different types of wood.