Story cabinet by Maxim Velčovský
Czech designer Maxim Velčovský presents a cabinet comprising stacked wooden boxes at Křehký Gallery in Prague.
Called Story Cabinet, the piece was designed to display items from the gallery's collection.
It has turned wooden legs made from the profiles of the two gallery founders Jiří Macek and Jana Zielinski.
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Křehký Gallery presents the cupboard Story Cabinet designed exclusively for Křehký by Maxim Velčovský.
“Every cupboard is a storeroom in fact,” explains Velčovský. His cupboard enables the user to create a unique system for storing stuff without getting lost in it thanks to a classical frame with a ledge and a socle. Its legs are shaped along the profiles of gallerists Jana Zielinski and Jiří Macek and hand-made by Czech design legend Antonín Hepnar. The cupboard itself was produced by Process.
“I conceived the cupboard for Křehký as a small storage unit where individual limited editions, made exclusively for the Křehký collection, would be displayed. With regard to the minimalist design of the entire space by Olgoj Chorchoj, I wanted to introduce a piece of furniture that would refer to old cupboards and consist of basic geometrical modules.
The feeling of the cupboard should be evoked by the socle and the upper ledge between which the boxes will be piled. Every cupboard is, in my opinion, household storage where objects are placed for various reasons.
Thus, I chose a configuration of boxes in which each object can find its own territory, its own world. Apart from a profiled ledge, the shape of the legs also represents a specific feature of a cupboard. As for old wardrobes and cupboards, the attention focused primarily on the front legs, while the rear legs were reduced to simple shapes. It occurred to me to make the front legs in the shape of the heads of the two Profilmedia founders.
Thus, each leg is made according to the profiles of Jiří Macek and Jana Zielinski and symbolically bears the burden of their collection. I asked Antonín Hepnar to manufacture the legs because he is one of the greatest experts in using the woodworking lathe - his entire work is bound up with this machine.“
by Peter Jakubik