‘sutoa’ drawer by keiji ashizawa for frama all images courtesy of frama

japanese architect keiji ashizawa has designed ‘sutoa’, a drawer unit made from wooden boxes,
for european sales and design agency frama. the minimalist structure is comprised of seven stacked
chestnut containers and a steel frame onto which they slide to create a pyramid. the space left between
drawers permits them to be pulled in or out despite the lack of formal handles. the cabinet’s form is derived
purely from the functional elements, where no working part of the unit is hidden. 
 
easily assembled and disassembled, the furniture piece can be transported conveniently thanks to wheels
located at the back. the blue interiors of the six lower boxes provide unexpected color when opened. 

keiji ashizawa: sutoa drawer for frama view of drawers closed 

keiji ashizawa: sutoa drawer for frama (left to right) drawer from front, drawer from back

keiji ashizawa: sutoa drawer for frama disassembled pieces

keiji ashizawa: sutoa drawer for frama sketch