This highly unusual Kabine 101 piece of furniture was designed by Kabine, a South Korean storage furniture manufacturer. With this as the inspiration…
…the designers created this steel drawer box with an aluminum die-cast grille:
The idea is that you fill it with a leather insert…
…and use it to store valuables.
I think perhaps it was intended to be a standalone object, placed atop one of the company's storage cabinets.
But then they got the idea that it would actually be the seat for a stool.
It opens by pressing against the front, which then pops open.
I think the base needs a little more consideration, in order to match the style.
Otherwise, I'm not quite sure what to make of this object. The idea of storing valuables in something you sit on seems kind of discordant, but I am interested in the weird thinking, and want to see how this product--which is apparently in production--might evolve.
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