Friends cabinet21. Nov2011
Made of bamboo and steel, each one-leg module leans on each other to form the cabinet.
"The five trapezoidal segments offer a lot of space and all the functions of any well planed sideboard. The dynamic of states like falling, floating or swinging is just hardly applied onto a static body. But if we think about dancing or acrobatics it becomes clear that the most dynamic and exciting figures are based on the interaction of several individuals. To support and hold each other and therefore to counteract external forces ones could not bear alone. This is the essence of teamwork and the fundamental quality of friendship and has been the inspiration in form, construction and name to designer Mark Bendow's sideboard 'friends'. Books, magazines or the like lean against the sloped sides of the blowers. Smaller items like CDs, gadgets, accessories or similar can disappear in the drawers. The topography of the surface area is designed to take objects without difficulties. Books can be presented open in the 'valley' of the surface and decoration elements like vases find their place on the horizontal segment." - Mark Bendow
Friends' cabinet has been featured in the Ventura Berlin Exhibition at the Qubique show, a next generation tradeshow for furniture and design that unites trade and marketing with communication and entertainment.
Friends cabinet was developed by Mark Bendow in collaboration with Albertine Baronius and Fine Boehm
Photography by Martin W. Maier