An elegant cabinet that opens with a wave-like motion
Sculpture, furniture or sculptural furniture? The Wave Cabinet is another creation from Sebastian Errazuriz that eradicates the boundary between art and design. As with his other work, the Chilean-American designer and artist makes us wonder why there was ever a boundary. Like most boundaries, it was invisible anyway.
The Wave Cabinet was presented at Design Miami back in December by the New York-based Cristina Grajales Gallery. Rather than use traditional cabinet doors, a series of connected slats open to reveal the cabinet’s interior. Once set in motion, the pieces spread in elegant rolling patterns that resemble a paper fan or piano keys.
To accomplish the movement, the vertical elements at the front and at the back are attached to the base with individual hinges, while both the top and front side have fixed joints where they connect.
The cabinet is made from lacquered Birch wood with steel legs. The piece joins the designer’s already burgeoning collection of unusual cabinets that reinvent our way of interacting with traditional objects.