philippe starck places a ‘boxinbox’ for glas italia




philippe starck‘s series of low tables, along with closed and open storage furniture for glas italia, appear as ‘box within a box’ compositions. made from laminated 5+5mm thermo welded extralight glass, the internal chest shelving of each ‘boxinbox’ is rendered in colourfully hued finishes of arancio 101, verde 103, viola 98, dark grey, light grey and sun yellow; while the external shell structure is completely transparent, offering a visual juxtaposition of layered lines and prisms. each ‘boxinbox’ design is placed on a reflective polished stainless steel base.

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‘boxinbox’ is comprised of low tables and storage furniture




the french creative approached the pieces with the notion of ‘the museum of museums, or the moment when an exhibition window becomes the work of art‘ in mind. presented at the 2015 salone del mobile, ‘boxinbox’ is completed by storage drawer cases available in three versions: hand-caned with vegetal fiber in zebrano wood with dovetail joints, or in opaque white or black plastic.

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‘boxinbox’ low display case table in laminated 3+3mm glass, and six shelve storage table in laminated 5+5 mm glass

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the internal box of each piece is rendered in a bright color, while the outer glass shell is transparent

philippe starck boxinbox glas italia designboom
detail which shows the reflection seen from the reflective, polished, stainless steel base
philippe starck boxinbox glas italia designboom
the ‘boxinbox’ collection is made from thermo welded 5+5mm glassphilippe starck boxinbox glas italia designboom
philippe starck with his tall ‘boxinbox’ shelf