Graduation 2016 Project

Puck Dieben

Department: Man and Activity


These ‘Dressed Cabinets’ are inspired by a childhood memory. As a little girl, Puck Dieben used to build huts by hanging bed linen from the frame of her bunkbed. Towels became sliding doors and pillowcases served as hanging baskets. As a designer, she reconsidered the same concept and shows what textiles can do for a simple shelving unit. Owners can dress up their cabinet any way they like by weaving fabric through or around a metal frame. The tension in the fabric, created by the wooden parts, ensures the final form and functionality: open or closed, formal or playful, static or dynamic. Dressed Cabinets invite adults to play with their furniture once again.

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Photographs: Femke Rijerman