The Explosion Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz Abstractly Opens Up

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jul 22, 2014 • References: meetsebastian & contemporist
The Explosion Cabinet is a piece of furniture that introduces a bit of adventure into the home. Although it is not as comical or cartoonish as another Explosion Cabinet that made headlines a few years ago, it certainly opens with a burst rather than a tamer and more traditional door.

Designed by Sebastian Errazuriz, the Explosion Cabinet was recently acquired by the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA). When closed up, it looks like a simple credenza. Yet when people pull on either or both ends, it becomes a sculptural interpretation of a big blast. It is finished with transparent glass sidewalls to provide a glimpse inside this intriguing but staid box. Surprising and provocative, the Explosion Cabinet shows that nothing is ever what it seems. People should always expect the unexpected. Stats for Abstract Modular Furniture Trending: Older & Popular
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