Rubbery doors outfit this modern cabinet designed by architecture and contemporary design studio Allthatissolid so that they stretch and form breast-like shapes when pulled open.
The unit, called Masque Thing, is a rectangular storage piece with 12 doors and a row of drawers on top. The doors are covered in grey silicone, which Allthatissolid developed with Brooklyn art fabricator Youngbuk to resemble terrazzo. The stretchy material of this luxury furniture piece makes the brass handles pull further apart from the door when they are tugged. A modern art touch to an everyday item that will bring quirkiness and fun into your modern furniture. Are you loving this modern cabinet?
“The silicone terrazzo skin of the modern cabinet was developed to mimic a rigid stone surface with a devious and unexpected pliancy,”
said architect Max Kuo, who founded Allthatissolid in 2008 with Alex Chew and Danielle Wagner. The studio has offices in Los Angeles and Kuala Lumpur.
The top, sides, and drawers of Masque Thing are clad in a stone terrazzo. The tone matches the hue of the “skin” so the contrasting materials are hardly noticeable until touched.
“While the entire unit appears as one uniform and rigid material, as one opens the cabinet doors, all this melts away,”
The cabinet was designed for an art collectors’ apartment in New York’s Upper West Side and serves as a bartending surface and a place to display their ceramics collection. Kuo said that its playful and sensuous details make it more than just a cabinet and a furniture piece itself.
In this modern cabinet, the supports stretch through the shelves within the cabinet to the countertop, but their forms are almost entirely concealed by the doors. At the base, however, the legs peek out in “sumptuous” ways. Allthatisolid said the shapes take cues from costume designs English architect Inigo Jones created for 17th-century masques – royal court performances involving intricate stages, music, dancing, singing, and acting.