The cabinet was made of Elm by a carpenter in Arnhem and features knobs cast in solid brass.
The mechanism is supported by springs so that pulling on one side opens up the whole structure, despite its weight, without a motor or electronic components. "I wanted to have the analogue feel of this old-school sewing box, and I wouldn't like it if you have to open it with two people or if there's a motor inside because then it becomes something electronic and it really doesn't fit with the idea," van Eijk told Dezeen, adding that the project took four years to perfect because the mechanics were so tricky.
Photos are courtesy of Studio Kiki van Eijk.
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