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Sebastian Errazuriz’s Sculpted Cabinets Unfurl Like Paper Fans

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Santiago-born, New York-based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz blends his interest in fine art and functional sculpture, to create experimental furniture designs that open in unusual ways.

Since we last featured Errazuriz on IGNANT, he has created multiple new cabinets: including the ‘Fan Cabinet’, with a flexible slat surface that opens with a concentric pattern; the ‘Spin Cabinet’, with 12 spinning individual compartments; and the ‘Grand Complication’, a complex cabinet with many draws that unfold like a set of Russian Matryoshka dolls. To make these designs, Errazuriz combined traditional woodworking techniques with hidden spinning mechanisms. “With multiple configurations that allow for various options of aperture, the artist has re-engineered the familiar process of opening and closing, into rotating and undulating adaptations,” said a statement from the New York Cristina Grajales Gallery, which has previously represented Errazuriz.

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All images © Sebastian Errazuriz