The Magistral Chest is a design by Sebastian Errazuriz on display in New York at the Cristina Grajales Gallery. The design is meant to challenge people's perceptions of normal, everyday objects, and make them think about different methods of interpreting information.
The chest is covered in porcupine-like wooden needles throughout, so that the furniture almost turns into a pin cushion. Since one is not used to seeing a cabinet in this form, it makes one wonder about other uses for the object, instead of just accepting the way it is in its present form. Errazuriz is fascinated with pushing the bounds of the way people perceive everyday life, which starts with something as simple as a cabinet transformed with numerous pieces of thin wood throughout.
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