Best Furniture Designs: The Unorganized Cabinet by Colin Tury
The Unorganized Cabinet is one of best furniture pieces from Colin Tury.
This cabinet design is from his senior show which consisted of a full living room set. The theme was about his unorganized lifestyle. This piece in particular was about balancing all the clutter. It was a study done for his advanced woodworking class to test the utility of a common drawer and door. Each individual cabinet represents a particular element in his life. The cabinet consist of a large 2 door cabinet and 3 separate drawer cabinets. Each drawer has fully functional wood slides. The frame holding up the cabinet represents his construction background and appears to be nailed to the cabinet as a temporary support.
Colin Tury is a Detroit-based artist, designer and founder of an eponymous line focused on the development of furniture and lighting. Colin’s practice is driven by his passion for creating narratives through material juxtaposition. Carefully creating furniture and lighting as meditations on material and process, Colin’s approach activates the inherent qualities of each material to present thoughtful and striking, yet simple design.
Colin’s design approach has been influenced by his experience earning a BFA from College For Creative Studies, Detroit, MI – where he studied Craft Furniture/Industrial Design – and an MFA in Furniture Design from Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis IN. Through his education and many years of working as an artist and industrial designer, Colin has developed a keen sensibility for materials and form.
Colin believes that the objects we surround ourselves with should create ceremony to our lifestyle. Admiring and utilizing furniture and objects – incorporating them into our lives – is a ritual that helps us realize the vision for our space as an extension of our self. In keeping with this philosophy, for Colin, design is a gesture of his emotion and attitude as much as a material exploration.
“A story can happen just by bringing two materials together in an interesting way..”, he sais.