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Paul Heijnen’s Inside-Out Construction Cabinet Exposes the Inner Workings of Furniture
Posted By Ana Lisa On June 28, 2013 @ 3:00 pm In Design,Green Furniture,Green Home decor,Green Products,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments
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.
Photo © Paul Heijnen
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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URLs in this post:
 Design Academy of Eindhoven: http://inhabitat.com/design-academy-of-eindhoven-students-show-off-their-newly-minted-chops-at-their-masters-graduation-show/
 Paul Heijnen: http://www.paulheijnen.com/
 inside and outside: http://inhabitat.com/takeshi-hosakas-inside-out-house-has-trees-growing-inside/
 Collaboration O: http://www.collaboration-o.nl/
 Eindhoven: http://inhabitat.com/restaurant-radio-royaal-opens-in-an-old-philips-power-plant-in-the-netherlands/
 chandelier: http://www.paulheijnen.com/wordpress/?p=710
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