The Corrugated Cabinet & Bench originated with my ongoing interest in the aesthetic forms of honeycombs and corrugations, and how those forms are being used in new textiles, constructions and technologies. They appear sliced sections of larger corrugated structures, and function that way as well - the structural integrity of each piece relies not on glue, but rather on the compression of bent plywood pieces slotted into a frame.
With the overall forms bound by the tenets of modernist furniture - structure as decoration, an honesty about the use of materials and the relationships between organic and geometric motifs - these piece goes on to explore the rationalist iconography appropriate to the formal themes with the silk-screened forestry maps and Chantilly lace that appear on the waves. The silkscreen, placed only by the process of cutting (akin to industrial cardboard techniques) functions as couture detailing, much in the way that the contrast fabric on the inside of a shirt placket reflects the quality of its construction, neither wholly necessary nor at all superfluous.
Cabinet 34" h x 45" w x 14" d
Bench 52.5" l x 15" d x 17.5" h
Plywood, birch and walnut veneer, silk screen