New York artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz took more than a year to perfect the complex mechanics of the Explosion cabinet, his new sculptural piece.
Sebastian who is no stranger to creating unique cabinetry, made the Explosion Cabinet from a wooden box with glass ends and a stainless steel base. What appears to be simple is a intricated contemporary design that when activated with a simple push or pull, seems to explode in both directions, sliding outward.
The sculptural cabinet is yet again a reminder of the designer’s talent to cross the line from design into art.
“With a gentle push, the rails slide further and further open until it seems that the cabinet has exploded beyond the bounds of stability,” said Errazuriz.
When completely open the cabinet appears as if it has been frozen mid-explosion.
The design has been acquired by the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, ahead of a solo exhibition of Errazuriz’s work called Look Again, which will open in September.