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Pivot by Shay Alkalay

These drawers by young Israeli designer Shay Alkalay were launched by Dutch brand Arco at the IMM Cologne furniture fair earlier this month.

Called Pivot, the unit rests against the wall and features drawers that pivot open rather than sliding.

Here's some text about the piece from Alkalay:



design by Raw-Edges, Shay Alkalay

This surprising cabinet is ideally suited to storing small items and everyday necessities in order to make sure these are always in the same place. Very useful during morning rush hour at home!

The solid wood cabinet is built on tall legs and features two drawers.


The innovative aspect of this cabinet is the fact that the drawers can hinge, making it possible to open both at the same time, which is impossible with a conventional set of drawers.

Available in: lacquer, solid oak, solid American walnut.

Shay Alkalay is a young Israeli designer. Having graduated from the Royal College of Art in London in 2006 (MA Design Products, Ron Arad’s Course) he is now designing in his own Raw-Edges Design Studio in London.