Circular bench with Hidden Drawer
This magnificent design creator Louis Lim New York caught my attention for several reasons. First for its simplicity and economy of line, demonstrating once again that it is not necessary to fill an object of luxurious materials, details and ornaments to achieve excellence. I also liked the material it is made, solid wood slatted, and its distinctive circular shape that promotes conversation and reconciliation between those who sit in it.
This cabinet is shaped like a semicircle, but when we can draw the box extend to form a complete circle. The bank has a unique triangular section and, being hollow, is much lighter than solid and rustic appearance suggests. When removed the drawer, on the other end of the bench is exposed the hollow that houses it, the whole bank is empty, despite its apparent simplicity, its manufacture is very complex to be taken to bend the boards to create bank and drawer.
To facilitate its embodiment are used wooden slats, easier to mold than the largest tables. The hidden drawer rotates around inside the bank, showing a compartment at a time, until it is “swallowed” by the other end of the bench. The designer Louis Lim is a young artist whose main focus is on sculpture and furniture. For five years he worked as assistant to the Japanese designer Takeshi Miyakawa, and currently works with the design studio studio a + i. Round & round was one of the highlights of the exhibition 12 × 12, an exhibition displaying the works of twelve designers, all built with recycled wood from demolished buildings twelve.