What would the Fletcher Capstan Table look like if it wasn't a table at all, but a storage cabinet? It would probably be this:
That's the Cubrick, the result of a collaboration between industrial designer Cairn Young and cabinet maker Ian Spencer. Together the UK-based duo are known as Yard Sale Project, and in their South London workshop produce "small batch pieces of furniture that combine the unique design skills of Young with the making talents of Spencer. [The aim is] to bring together the 'cool' of the world of design with the obsessive applied skills of handmade one-offs."
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You're undoubtedly wondering how the mechanism works, and while CAD drawings won't be forthcoming, we do have a sort-of answer: What YSP refers to as the Chaos Technique. One of the pillars of their philosophy is...
...how to make items of furniture without using the traditional construction techniques that tend to force a limited array of design possibilities. By using a "chaotic" construction technique Yard Sale Project has broken free of traditional boundaries whilst still retaining an understanding of how to work with wood. A technical appreciation of wood that is borne of the Arts & Crafts movement has been able to escape their sometimes overbearing attitude towards "truth to materials" and "honesty". This rejection of tradition has crossed over into Yard Sale Project's attitude to other materials [as well].
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The made-to-order Cubrick comes in four sizes and a variety of finishes and colors, with the lowest-priced model starting at £4,698 (US $7,335) for the twelve-box unit in semi-matte, stretching up to £7,484 (US $11,684)for a variable-height 20-cube model done up in Nextel Suede. There's an interactive demo for buyers to virtually snap their choices together here.