Following the success of the Pallet Project, the aim was to explore the potential of reclaimed floorboards for creating furniture.
Studiomama designed a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ with hidden compartments made of reclaimed floorboards. Comprising a tall rectangular box on legs, the cabinet contains a series of smaller open-fronted boxes attached to the cabinet’s back wall, some of which are obscured when the doors are closed – cut-outs in the doors reveal others. The negative space around the boxes can be used for further storage, by using their top edges as additional shelves.
The simple form of the Reveal Cabinet’s exterior juxtaposes the rough character of the planks from which it is hewn, while the use of reclaimed wood gives each piece a unique quality while highlighting the character and beauty of the material. It was chosen to be exhibited at the renowned Mint Gallery in London.