Wave – Baltic birch, steel and glass
H: 31 ¼ x W: 71 ½ x D: 15 in.
In Part II of “Blurring The Lines Between Art and Design”, we present a unique cabinet made by Sebastian Errazuriz which resembles few others. The “Wave” cabinet is a creation from his series of functional sculptures which embody his translation of craftsmanship and mastery of material into fine art.
The Wave cabinet opens with true delicacy and beauty; each individual slab pulls along the following one akin to a paper fan. With multiple configurations allowing for various aperture options, Errazuriz re-engineers the familiar process of opening and closing we all know and use into rotating and undulating counterparts.
The Wave cabinet reinvents the paradigm of a cabinet as a re-visualization of the domestic, diurnal objects that surround our daily lives. Like the previous sculptural furniture featured (Venus D’Arles bookshelf titled Antiquity), Errazuriz invites us to break open the box as a literal metaphor for reminding the viewer to pause and look again as thing may not be as they seem.
Talking about Wave, Errazuriz explains: “I’m inviting people to look at one of the simplest forms of furniture design and to forget that we’re talking about furniture, instead to see it as a way of breaking a box. I love the idea of creating beautiful furniture; nevertheless I am much more interested in using the medium as an excuse to trigger people’s curiosity and create a connection with them.” Fair to say, Errazuriz achieves precisely that and more.
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