japanese art, design and culture

Clopen | a floating shelf that hides a secret drawer

photos by Yosuke Owashi

It’s a simple, unassuming floating shelf that appears to be made from a single piece of timber. But 2 stubs of wood that conceal magnets act as “keys,” revealing a secret 23mm drawer that can hide valuables like your passport or jewelry. So cool!

Titled “clopen,” the secret was designed by Torafu Architects (previously).

Source: press release

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1 Jana { 08.22.12 at 5:37 am }

Loving this shelf/drawer.
Thanks for -once again- introducing me to a very cool Japanese designed product.
hope you don’t mind me spreading the word about this design and your blog on worldofdriftwood.blogspot.com?