// The Riddled Cabinet, a storage unit and sculpture piece of furniture
The Riddled Cabinet features five perforated, faceted walnut cubes which define five distinct spatialities. Computer-controlled drills create five unique patterns of perforation, allowing light to play through the long, low rectangular form. Despite its size and materials, the Riddled Cabinet gives a sense of lightness and movement as light permeates through the porous surface. A functional storage unit becomes a sculpture of shifting light and shadow, echoing the architecture of Holl’s Sliced Porosity Block and Simmons Hills. The Riddled Cabinet represents the ultimate 21st century amalgamation of technology and style, impossible to achieve only a decade earlier.
Designed for the furniture manufacturer, Horm Srl, this Riddled Cabinet made in walnut features the markings of trial fabrication, such as grooves and visible screws in aluminum. Exemplary of the thoughtfulness apparent throughout Holl’s oeuvre, the prototype Riddled Cabinet is an important model of contemporary American design.
The Riddled cabinet along with other designed furnitures are being put up for auction at Wright 20.
- Graphic Design
- Industrial Design