Unique Designs: The Mist Cabinet by Rachel Harding
When you think of unique designs, you have to think about Rachel Harding. Her Mist Cabinet is a display cabinet that curates the view.
Constructed from clear cast acrylic, the opacity of each box switches between transparent and translucent as one passes by, “creating an intriguing choreography of hidden and seen” says the designer.
The cabinet uses a minimalist construction to create a series of transparent boxes that react to various viewing angles. Each box is covered in a special coating to create this “magical effect”.
“I wanted to re-invent the idea of the traditional display cabinet, instead of simply falling into the background, this cabinet interacts with the objects inside, and encourages the user to take a second look.”
Rachel Harding is a British designer working in London and Amsterdam. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, Rachel moved to the Netherlands to be an in-house designer at Droog, working on the Droog collection and on conceptual projects inspired by everything from the factory floors of China to the glittering heights of Russia.
Rachel marries a realistic approach to product design with a fascination in cultural shifts and global systems. Combining research and observation, she produces conceptual designs with a strong sense of materiality and form.
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Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree from Cambridge University and a master’s from the Royal College of Art.
She has exhibited her independent work in the UK and internationally, and with Droog in London, Milan, Moscow, and Guangzhou. Rachel currently has a studio in London, she runs a platform at the RCA, and she is developing products with clients.