goula figuera + factil craft solid oak loop sideboard

goula figuera + factil craft solid oak loop sideboard


goula figuera + factil craft solid oak loop sideboard
all images courtesy of goula figuera and factil

 

 

 

the barcelona-based studios of goula figuera and factil have constructed ‘loop’, a contemporary sideboard made from solid oak. the two steel tubes U-shaped have a double function: as legs and as a structural element, which avoids the need to close the furniture on the sides. this allows the user to access the content in an easier manner. but, the defining characteristic is the way in which the shutters are opened. the designers state, ‘one of our obsessions when we designing the sideboard was to avoid traditional handles, which would interrupt the continuity of the shape. we avoided it by letting the last slat of each shutter free, so they would act as the handles. so, when ‘loop’ is closed, you have to guess where it opens.’

goula figuera factil loop sideboard furniture
closeup of the U-shaped legs

goula figuera factil loop sideboard furniture
(left) the last slat of each shutter acts as a handle
(right) each shutter is easy to open 

goula figuera factil loop sideboard furniture
when closed, it recovers it continuous shape

goula figuera factil loop sideboard furniture
the product is made of solid oak 

goula figuera factil loop sideboard furniture
detail of the slats

goula figuera factil loop sideboard furniture
the tube legs allow the sideboard to be completely open on the sides

 

  

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