Eka Cabinet

EKA Cabinet. I wanted to reexperience the curiosity I felt as a child looking into my great grandmas cabinets at her seaside cottage. Eka is Swedish for the traditional clinker built wooden rowing boat, interpreted in the relief front. The assymetrical cut highlights the moment you open up the cabinet, revealing the dark and endless sea. The typical archipelago tree is a pine tree, and the leg structure is therefor made of only the best chosen pieces of pine.

Eka
For Atelier Ryberg and designer Charlotte Ryberg every design concept is looked upon as a story, a moment in time. This situational approach, reference to traditions and/or memories, and visual coherence are the key values of the practice. In this piece I wanted to highlight the exhitement and curiosity I experienced as a child looking into my great grandma's cabinets at her seaside cottage. It opens up to reveal an image of the sea. The cabinet can be used as a bar cabinet, to store table games and books or LP-albums or other miscellaneous personal stuff you like and want to keep near. Eka is Swedish for a classic wooden rowing boat, hence the clinker built front. The slightly assymetrically cut front, highlights the moment you open up the closed front revealing the dark and endless sea.
My grandfather and his eka "wooden rowing boat". My mother and uncle helps.
 
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