Get Stunned By These Cabinets: Kostas Lambridis’ Furniture Collection
Buffets and Cabinets gives you an inside look into this modern cabinet design where patchwork thrives like no other, and standout pieces are made. Curious? Let’s take a look at this furniture collection!
Greek artist stands out in the world of modern design! The Greek artist truly made a name for himself through a very bold choice. Kostas Lambridis graduated in 2017 at Design Academy Eindhoven and for that, he created his own version of 18th century Badminton Cabinet.
Lambridis’ spacious work studio, which he recently set up above an auto body shop in the north of Athens, is a testament to his ambition but also reveals the multidisciplinary aspect of his practice; there are dedicated workstations for woodwork, metalwork, stonework and even glasswork. After almost 8 years working for Eindhoven-based Spanish designer Nacho Carbonell, the studio represents the launch of his own practice propelled by the wide acclaim of his furniture collection.
At first glance, the Elemental Cabinet appears like a chaotic assemblage of mismatched parts, an absurd concoction you might have conjured in a dream rather than stumble upon in an art gallery. And yet, its haphazard appearance belies a finely tuned, rational blueprint unfolding in two axes where every component has its rightful place.
Vertically, the materials have been arranged in five strata from the heavier at the bottom to the lighter on top: chunks of concrete, stone and ceramics at the base give way to metals, then layers of wood, plastics, and finally textiles and recycled electronics which make up the cabinet’s functioning clock, beautifully embroidered by the artist’s mother.
Whereas vertically the materials are distributed according to their weight horizontally they are arranged according to their treatment: materials on the left side have been highly crafted while those on the right are incorporated in their natural, raw state.
And there’s more, while the front of the cabinet respects the compositional design of the original design, the back exposes the artist’s sui generis construction methods, incorporating, for example, the molds and casts that were used to craft the façade.