80,000 Bamboo Skewers Protect a Hedgehog-Like Cabinet
All Images Courtesy of Sebastian Errazuriz
A while back, we lamented the often boring, linear look of bamboo furniture. Now we can count one more design that goes against that trend: the "Magistral Cabinet," an imposing piece of furniture covered by 80,000 bamboo skewers. The work of Chilean-born, New York-based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz, the cabinet is the first I've seen that looks so much like a six foot tall rectangular hedgehog.
The drawers and compartments of Magistral are concealed behind the skewers, which were installed one by one by twelve woodworkers over a period of six weeks. They create a mesmerizing impression that draws the viewer in, and almost looks like a halo around the edges.
And while the green status of bamboo is oft-debated, you can't knock Errazuriz for creativity. It's a bold choice for an interior decorator to make, but it's certainly an original work. It will be on display at the Cristina Grajales gallery in New York as part of Errazuriz's private show "Beautiful Premonitions" until July 15.
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