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Table of Secret Compartments | Kai Table by Naoki Hirakoso and Takamitsu Hirataka

images courtesy Naoki Hirakoso | click to enlarge

This is one of those times my posts come in twins. Kai Table is an incredible piece of craftsmanship by Naoki Hirakoso and Takamitsu Hirataka . While presenting itself as a seemingly seamless rectangular low table, multiple pieces unfold, slide out and pull out to reveal secret cupboards and drawers. It reminds me a bit of Takeshi Miyakawa’s Fractal chest of drawers.

The custom-designed table is available for purchase (600,000 yen; ≈ $7,800 ) but due to its complexity it has to be custom-made and will require several weeks for completion.

source: notcot | Architizer

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1 Kath Wright { 01.19.12 at 12:20 pm }

That’s an amazing creation. Really re-creates the sense of wonder and discovery I had as a child.