03 Jul '11, 4pm

80,000 Bamboo Skewers Protect a Hedgehog-Like Cabinet

All Images Courtesy of Sebastian Errazuriz A while back, we lamented the often boring, linear look of bamboo furniture. Now we can count one more design that goes against that trend: the "Magistral Cabinet," an imposing piece of furniture covered by 80,000 bamboo skewers. The work of Chilean-born, New York-based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz , the cabinet is the first I've seen that looks so much like a six foot tall rectangular hedgehog. The drawers and compartments of Magistral are concealed behind the skewers, which were installed one by one by twelve woodworkers over a period of six weeks. They create a mesmerizing impression that draws the viewer in, and almost looks like a halo around the edges. And while the green status of bamboo is oft-debated , you can't knock Errazuriz for creativity. It's a bold choice for an interior decorator to make, but it's certa...

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