I designed and built this sideboard for my furniture studio that was run in collaboration with the Italian furniture manufacturer Cappellini. I started this project with the idea of a case suspended within a supporting structure. Working through the design, I was particularly interested in investigating how these two elements could communicate a sense of enclosure through their interaction. I experimented with a wide range of configurations in which the structural elements wrapped completely around the case. And, in trying to resolve how the cabinet would open, I developed a configuration that completely revealed the interior – contrasting sharply with the closed state and offering a surprise to the user through its unexpected behavior.
I was fortunate to have my piece selected for the “Pratt + Cappellini: Perpetual Motion” booth at the 2011 ICFF.
The name is derived from the DeLorean Motor Company’s DMC-12, famous for its gull wing doors.