Copenhagen-based designer Anna Søgaard presents the Cabinet on Wheels, inspired by how the residing creatives wheeled various objects and furniture out into the communal space each day, before returning to their studios each night.
Deliberately paired back in aesthetic yet open in function, the cabinet has been constructed from the outside in, the design provides a sense of safety for the contained items within – referencing storage containers and shipping crates.
With the ability to move and adapt to various living situations, the inherent longevity within the piece is in reaction to consumer culture, whilst also reflecting on Søgaard’s own need to adapt to changing living and working environments.
Cabinet with Wheels was first produced in response to The Cabinet Makers Autumn Exhibition in 2022.
Re-contextualizing this approach into the living environment, Cabinet on Wheels contains enough internal storage to function within the living space or kitchen, bedroom, or studio.
Supported with materials by Danish flooring company Dinesen, the outer skin in solid Douglas pine presents an almost monolithic form when closed, yet reveals the playful texture of the removable laminated Douglas pine shelves once opened – alongside the personal effects of the user.
Deliberate in size and scale, the cabinet aims to question what items and objects we need within our daily lives, promoting greater consideration of how and what we consume.
Project: Cabinet on Wheels
Designer: Anna Søgaard
Manufacturer: Dinesen Floors A/S
Photographers: Anders Sune Berg