YEAR: 2016

Using an inventive hinging arrangement this piece transforms a two-dimensional surface into a three-dimensional space. The advantages of such a system reach far beyond flat pack and easy installation but also engage a sense of surprise and delight rarely seen in furniture and storage systems. In either of its iterations – shelf to wall hanging display cabinet or knock down customizable china cabinet – Hinge is a small system with big opportunities.

There are currently two forms of Hinge with more on the way; Hinge Cabinet and Hinge Shelf.

Hinge Cabinet is a simple cube structure (13.5" x 14.5" x 13.5" internal dimensions, 14.5" x 14.5" x 14.5" external dimensions). This sizing enables easy stacking and rearranging of the Hinges for a more flexible living furniture system. Stack in rows and columns and support with our light duty brass rod support or our heavy duty plywood backing. Being cubic Hinges also stack well at alternating 90 degree angles for corner or stand alone display applications. Have guests over and need an extra stool, pull a Hinge off your cabinet and use it as a seat or ottoman. We designed this system to be as simple and easy as building blocks so you can have a bit of fun with your furniture.

Hinge Shelf uses the same Hinge structure as the Cabinet version but utilizes a different locking and support mechanisms. We are often changing our wall displays here at the studio and found that the ability to very quickly change from a shelf to a display box extremely enticing. Attaching to the wall in three places allows for the third support to be used as a coat hook when the system is in display box mode. We are currently looking into more attachments and add-on that could be used with the Hinge Shelf including a glass face for more security when displaying objects in public contexts.

Above image taken at Wanted Design 2016

Hinge - Shelf

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