sebastian errazuriz: porcupine cabinet
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dec 07, 2010
sebastian errazuriz: porcupine cabinet


slats open and close to create an interactive cabinet
images courtesy of sebastian errazuriz

‘porcupine cabinet’ by new york-based designer sebastian errazuriz features independently controlled slats
that can be positioned to resemble the animals covered in quills.

the handmade cabinet, constructed out of sculptural painted wood slats, will be produced as limited run of twelve pieces.
individually crafted slats that cover the sides, doors, front and back, all expand and become ‘flexible’ to accommodate
and create many different configurations – from simplistic to extreme.

the frame is designed to house each controlled piece while maintaining an clean aesthetic on both the
interior and exterior of the cabinet. glass shelves float inside to retain an open sight line
and are the only material to contrast the black painted wood used for the rest of the cabinet.

‘porcupine cabinet’ was exhibited during design miami 2010.


the design allows for a constantly changing piece


a detail of the hand crafted slats


the cabinet with all components closed


an open door


the top and sides partially open


all components open revealing the glass shelves inside


designer sebastian errazuriz at work constructing the frame


the frame before slats are attached


process sketch of the concept in its early stages


a sketch illustrates some of the details


technical drawings show the cabinet fully open and closed

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