secret cabinet
design: JAN PAUL

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A safe storage for personal and valuable items.
I designed a new interpretation of a time-lock / combination-lock to secure the cabinet in a playful ,thought-evoking way.
There is no actual lock: just 162 working doorknobs, which can be turned in both directions.
Only one of the knobs opens the door when turned in the right direction.
The owner of the cabinet can open it at first try, knowing which knob to turn and pull.

It can also be set so that two doorknobs turned simultaneously open the door.

It would take about 24 hours of twisting doorknobs to open the door, while trying more then 14000 combinations.

The matted golden finish of the door provides a backdrop for the polished brass-finished doorknobs. These doorknobs mirror each-other, the surrounding space and light, creating intriguing mirror and light-effects. This causes the cabinet to have different appearances, depending on the surrounding light and point of view. The cabinet has a minimal shape with subtle rounded edges, finished in matted white to shift the attention to the flamboyant door.

Cabinet constructed of caramel pressed solid bamboo.
This material has a beautiful teak or dark-oak appearance, giving the design a classic mid-century feel to it, while contrasting with the flamboyant door.
Other materials on request.

Height : 159 cm. / 62.6 inch width: 76 cm. / 30 inch Depth: 50 cm. / 19,7 inch. Weight: 120 kg. / 264 lb.

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