We all have those precious items that we want to keep safe — grandpa’s watch, a childhood diary, a stash of foreign money — but in cramped apartments it’s hard to find adequate space to stash them all. Sigurd Larsen‘s cubic cabinet called the Shrine, however, has plenty of compartments to keep valuables safe. It’s simply a wooden box full of drawers and doors of varying sizes that are only accessible with keys.
Sigurd Larsen is a Danish architect who graduated from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen. He does both furniture design and architecture and worked for renowned international studios including OMA-Rem Koolhaas in New York and MVRDV in Rotterdam, before relocating to Berlin where he currently lives.
The Shrine takes inspiration from the labyrinthine courtyards of Kreuzberg in the German capital. The piece looks minimal and simple when it’s completely folded, but it contains a complex internal infrastructure with hidden compartments all around. The intricate cube features different sizes of doors and draws and is made from oak wood and traditional eastern German brass locks. It measures 20’x20’x18′.
While the side compartments are perfect for jewelry, money, or important papers, the top lid can be lifted to unveil bigger items like coffee-table books or an LP player.
See more crafted furniture by Sigurd Larsen here.
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- Visser & Meijwaard’s Brilliant Furniture Zips Open and Closed
- Stephan Siepermann Redesigns the Classic Locker Using Oak Wood
Photos courtesy of Sigurd Larsen
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