Look: DRAWERS by Makoto Yamaguchi

Look: DRAWERS by Makoto Yamaguchi

Gregory Han
Dec 5, 2008

Tokyo designer Makoto Yamaguchi's DRAWERS has the appearance of a typical dresser drawer that has lost it's outer framing. What remains is a stack of boxes that reveal a series of drawers that open up in all directions. The conceptual elements of simplicity and surprise play strongly in this piece, and as you can see from some of the closeup images below, there's a beautiful detail to craftsmanship in Yamaguchi's piece which adds to the hidden nature of the storage unit...

This work is designed for an exhibition, 'DEROLL Commissions Series 1: box' in Tokyo, 2007; which was held in the theme of 'box', and participated by 5 famous Japanese architects. This is a cabinet which looks just like 5 simple stacked boxes. You can not find which drawer is able to be drawn, so you will feel surprised that the function of the box suddenly appears when a drawer is opened. You can utilize the remaining space around each box to put some objects as you like. Makoto Yamaguchi

[via What We Do Is Secret]

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