Raw Edges designs bespoke edition of Stack drawers for Established & Sons

Raw Edges designs bespoke edition of Stack drawers for Established & Sons

London Design Festival 2015: design studio Raw Edges has updated its Stack drawers for this year's London Design Festival, using leftover materials to create multicoloured side panels (+ slideshow).

Stack Up by Raw Edges for Established & Sons

Originally designed in 2008, the drawers were constructed from sheets of lacquered wood when they were put into production by UK furniture brand Established & Sons.

Stack Up by Raw Edges for Established & Sons

"When working on the production pieces for Established & Sons in 2008, we explored colourfulness and were delighted to find out that other people are drawn to its colour combinations," said Raw Edges co-founder Shay Alkalay.

Stack Up by Raw Edges for Established & Sons

Having been approached by the company to create a bespoke model for the 2015 London Design Festival, the design duo have created five sets of drawers that are randomly stacked off-centre in either eight-or 13-drawer formations.

Stack Up by Raw Edges for Established & Sons

Although the new model is based on the same structure and mechanisms, Raw Edges has swapped the existing side panels for a mismatch of materials found in their studio.

Pieces of cutting mat, pegboard and plaster-resin composite Jesmonite form multi-textured side panels, along with offcuts of dye-soaked wood from the studio's Endgrain furniture range.

Stack Up by Raw Edges for Established & Sons

"We wanted to make combinations that are related to everyday work in our studio," Alkalay told Dezeen.

Stack Up by Raw Edges for Established & Sons

"We always work with material swatches and often combine small samples to achieve interesting combinations," he continued. "Here, we have built up a collection of many panels so that we could play around with them like swatches, but here they are in fact final design."

Stack Up by Raw Edges for Established & Sons

The design duo also took the opportunity to use materials they hadn't previously worked with, including marble and solid-surface material Corian.

Stack Up by Raw Edges for Established & Sons

Each of the colourful compartments in both the eight-drawer and 13-drawer towers can be pushed open from both sides, producing a "random and irregular" formality.

Stack Up by Raw Edges for Established & Sons

The designs were unveiled at an exhibition at the Established & Sons showroom in Shoreditch as part of this year's London Design Festival, which runs until 27 September.

Stack Up by Raw Edges for Established & Sons

Raw Edges was established by Alkalay with partner Yael Mer. Earlier this year, the studio installed a dye-soaked wooden floor across the sculpture gallery at English stately home Chatsworth House.

The duo were also amongst four designers who installed their interpretations of "home" inside house-shaped pavilions in London's Trafalgar Square for the design festival in 2014.