Twisted Cabinet


When he was a student, Heatherwick spent time experimentally carving wood on a machine tool called a bobbin sander. Using the rigorous geometry of straight lines, this tool is able to create forms with twisted surfaces. Four of these twisted pieces were combined, forming a cabinet with schizophrenic doors: when they are opened halfway, the bottoms of the doors look as if they are nearly open, while the tops still look almost closed.

Team: Stuart Wood