Quaranta5

Squares, half a square

During the second edition of Malaysian PDP (Professional Design Programme), I worked with a new design branch of a well established company to create a collection of cupboards and pieces of furniture. Despite the great Malaysian tradition of manual woodworking, this company, called Nokta Furniture, had developed great automation skills and explicitly asked me to exploit these inclination. The result was a modular set of doors that compounded a full piece of furniture, each of them with a distinctive grooved pattern with parallel 45° lines (hence the name, as forty-five is quarantacinque in Italian). The handles are carved into the same mass-coloured fiberboard, and are consistent with the surface, while the whole structure is mounted on a metal support painted accordingly to the front board.