“The Space Between the Void (Kaleidoscope Cabinet)” is yet another attempt by New Yorker Sebastian Errazuriz to deconstruct the paradigm that a cabinet should simply be a box with two doors. 6sqft previously featured his Wave Cabinet and his Magistral Chest, but the psychedelic design of his latest creation deserves a special mention of its own. The Kaleidoscope Cabinet consists of a reflective storage unit that visually multiplies whatever is placed inside it, and it even has a peephole that functions just like its namesake children’s toy.
Errazuriz’s inspiration for the Kaleidoscope Cabinet was an aunt he had who always told the children they could “look but never touch” the many beautiful objects displayed in her home.
The cabinet’s reflective inner skin creates a multiplied view of whatever is placed inside it, while “self-decorating” its interiors with the colors and patters of the items.
Made from walnut, mirror, glass, bronze, optical lens and electric components, the cabinet has a built-in interior light and a peep hole on the side. This allows one to peer inside as you do with a kaleidoscope and see a collection of items created from a single one, “offering a glimpse of its precious belongings to those of us allowed to ‘look but never touch,'” says Errazuriz.
Artist, designer and activist Sebastian Errazuriz was born in Chile but lives in New York, managing his own design studio. He creates public installations that make people stop and think, but also transformable furniture that he creates by thinking outside the stereotypical box. See more of his work here.
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