Influenced by the flaking layers of bark on trees, designers at Stoft Studio have created an ingenious cabinet that over time transforms from something rather reserved and mellow into an eye catching and vibrant piece.
Like the outermost bark of a tree or layers of flaking old paint, the outer skin of the objects slowly parts, releasing something new and unspoilt that has lain dormant underneath.
What now is visible is at the same time ancient as it is newly born, in the colorful pattern stories about grandparents’ joyful crafts coexist with stripped-down minimalism in a sort of cross-fertilized, ambiguous DNA.
The inspiration is taken from our common heritage of colourful handicrafts as well as the patience and endurance of all the crafting hands found therein, which over time has had to give way to more time- and production efficient principles.
Whittle Away is an attempt to portray the design-DNA that Stoft brings with them to their design process.
The cabinet debuted at the “What’s you DNA?” exhibition as part of Dutch Design Week, and generated lots of keen interest.
Coming in two sizes – a wall mounted, and a free-standing unit – and are made from Pine wood, with a hard wax finish, and coloured with natural algae paint.
Dimensions - [h-w-d] Cabinet: 120 x 80 x 35 cm / Wall mounted Cabinet: 53 x 35,5 x 18,5 cm
For more information please visit the Stoft Studio website here.