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The Brief
Published: 2 Jul 2015

The Wave Cabinet

The Wave Cabinet is part of a series of functional sculptures by New York-based artist Sebastian Errazuriz. Composed of 100 Baltic birchwood slats, the engineered cabinet can be configurated into multiple undulating shapes. 

Each slat is joined to the ones surrounding it to allow the cabinet to open and close in any direction in a wave-like motion. Errazuriz challenges the way we think about furniture and pushes the boundaries of material application by making something solid appear fluid. "I’m inviting people to look at one of the simplest forms of furniture design and to forget that we’re talking about furniture – instead to see it as a way of breaking a box," he said.

In our report Adapt, Fold & Transform, we examine the potential of materials that are able to expand and retract through malleable design. For further inspiration, see Flex, Facet & Fold and Fabric Forms.

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