Maple, Glass, and Stainless Steel
29 1/4 x 56 x 15 7/8 in. (74.30 x 142.24 x 40.48 cm)
The Explosion Cabinet is a new sculptural furniture that challenges the paradigm of Cabinet conception.
Inactivated, Explosion sits as a tidy, beautiful credenza. Transparent glass sidewalls provide a glimpse inside this intriguing but staid box. Further exploration of the central vertical seam reveals an entirely different object: With a gentle push, the rails slide further and further open until it seems that the cabinet has exploded beyond the bounds of stability. Even as Explosion’s exterior expands outward, it retains beautiful geometric proportions, using mechanics so complex that they took more than a year to perfect, despite borrowing one of cabinetmaking’s oldest tricks, the sliding dovetail.