The Explosion Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz Abstractly Opens Up

By: Meghan Young - 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.