Lebanese designer Charles Kalpakian has designed ‘rocky’, a credenza featuring well-defined angular and sculptural lines. kalpakian created a 3D variation of a classic pattern used by cabinet makers; playing with perceptions of space and volume that reveals itself and changes according to the observer’s point of view. made of steel, the coating of the shelves has a slightly textured touch and  comes in three different colors – black, blue or aluminum grey. check out the middle eastern collection by charles kalpakian here.

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All images courtesy of Charles Kalpakian.





While natural disasters are perceived as terrible occurrences, natural forces can also be viewed as awe-inspiring and magnificent. Dear disaster cabinet is aiming to facilitate a process of recovery after natural disasters for the user to reconcile and regain trust in nature.

The moveable structure is meant to give an outlet through which the user can express his emotions and on which he can leave his own individual imprint. This was inspired by the idea that creating images and graphs might aid a psychological recovery. The structure symbolizes a process of regaining trust in nature with the help of abstract patterns and rhythmic interaction, similar to using a rosary to aid in prayer.

The patterns are inspired by water and waves – calm or agitated like a stormy sea, static and moveable at the same time.

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