Hanging G-cupboard – A step further: away from both the wall and the floor.
The Hanging G-cupboard is suspended and detached, not just from the wall, but also from the floor. The G-cupboard is therefore not a ‘standing piece of furniture’. There are only two points of contact with the floor.
The cupboard is fully handmade and unique.
The Hanging G-cupboard harmoniously unites several contrasting aspects: the storage space itself consist of a steel plate and a coarse structure, the columns are polished;
from the front, the cupboard looks robust like a massive suspended entity, from the side and from the air you wonder how a cupboard can be so slimline;
the outside is made of steel plate, the inside has ash wood shelves;
the columns suggest classicism, the illustrations sprayed by graffiti artist Philip “Amatic” Bosman (front and back) refer to modernism.
Robert van den Herik:
Education: Design Academy Eindhoven.
Worked as a product designer for various companies.
Developed his own concept for bathing babies that was realised and commercialised as the Shantala baby bath and was extremely successful across Europe.
The Hanging-G is part of his latest cupboard project. His aspiration is to approach cupboards in a different way. He wants to let them participate in the discussion between art and design, preserve their functionality, change their shape, make them independent from the wall and place them in the space as a participant in architecture and art. He hopes that his cupboards will provide the space with another use.