Inside Out cabinet

Can a box be turned inside-out? Can interacting with furniture be a journey?

This design arranges four hinged boxes to create a cabinet that can be turned inside out. The cabinet has three states:

  1. Closed
  2. Extended as a wall unit
  3. Reversed as storage

This design explores how the small act of opening a draw could be the start of something more significant. In the closed state a small unpainted draw is the only way into the cabinet. Pulling the draw unlocks the cabinet and start the journey of transformation.

Materials were chosen to heighten the contrasts between states; rustic box becomes a finished piece of furniture.


  • Height 1800mm
  • Width closed 800mm
  • Width open 2400mm (approx)