Gallery: Paul Heijnen’s Inside-Out Construction Cabinet Exposes the Inn...

Photo © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat
Design Academy of Eindhoven’s graduate Paul Heijnen enjoys designing a strong connection between a piece of furniture and its user. His Construction Cabinet, a double-door cupboard, features exquisite craftsmanship exposing the beauty of usually hidden mechanisms. H made his first prototypes recycling an old factory’s wooden floorboards and now he uses stronger local woods like red cedar, oak or recycled plywood for his wonderful intricate creations.

Design Academy of Eindhoven graduate Paul Heijnen‘s Construction Cabinet wears its hinges and supports on the outside, exposing the beauty of mechanisms that are usually concealed. The inside-out double cupboard was prototyped using wood from an old factory’s floorboards, and the finished model is made from stronger local woods like red cedar, oak or recycled plywood.

Paul Heijnen‘s Construction Cabinet forges a strong connection between the inside and outside. The usually hidden opening mechanisms, hinges and frames are proudly exhibited in this intricately crafted piece of furniture

A member of the Collaboration O design collective in Eindhoven, Heijnen believes that his inside-out approach improves the connection between a product and its user, creating a strong bond that will last over time. Heijnen has also used this construction system to create smaller cabinets and even a chandelier – and he expects to develop additional projects in the coming year. We can’t wait to see more!

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Lead photo © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat


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