RGO2 by Rui Grazina


Portuguese designer Rui Grazina has designed a cube-shaped jewellery box with a drawer on each face.

Called RG02, the box features varying sized draws on five of its sides.

Photos are by Nelson Garrido.

Here's some more information from Rui Grazina:


RG02 is a jewelry box in the shape of a cube. It was conceived as an object that contains small interior spaces in five drawers on its five usable sides. Each of these units have different size and character, offering the possibility of assigning them different functions. The whole unit is made of satinwood, and marked by the particular feature of a smaller drawer, which is given another kind of wood - rosewood - thus proposing a different space oriented for an especially precious object.

The RG02 is conceived in a perspective of design with functional capacity, in which the dimensions are kept to a minimum, allowing the production of artifacts with a scale out of the ordinary. In these objects I try to address the question of body and object relationship, and to explore the piece as a three-dimensional object, where the user finds the use of each part and its specific relationship to the whole. The user interacts with the object and discovers its potential and different features.

The handles are executed in a thin nylon string. The dimensions are 180 x 180 x 180 mm. RG02 is produced by Paularte, an industrial furniture company founded in 1968 by João Paulo Martins in Braga, Portugal. The company has innitiated in 2007 a project of creation and production of designer furniture.

Posted on Sunday December 20th 2009 at 10:59 am by Natasha Lyons. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • modular

    What is this? You call this design? Are you kidding me????

    Welcome to 1979!

  • Chris

    super clean design, i like.
    that first picture made me think each drawer had a light though
    that would be cool.

  • This is a nice piece of furniture, and also the representation images are very captive and helpful for the object .

  • Knowing you’re an architect, first time i saw the 1st shot i thought it was a model, house model – and i must say i can visualise a beautiful one (materials would be the key).
    As a jewellery box i find the object quite interesting and very much engaging. Congrats Rui.
    BTW, great shots Nelson.

  • ummm… wheeere are the handles?

  • mathilda

    congrats Rui, daddy offered me one of this fancy boxes. really like it and already started keeping my most precious stuff on it. i was fortunate enough that daddy was visiting lisbon whilst experimenta design was happening but where is your work displayed or on sale outside of portugal? also… is this your only piece?

    besos carino (dad taught me a bit of portuguese),