Hybrid Cabinet by Meike Harde
Updated: Jan 28, 2020
What is the purpose of a cabinet that shows what it should conceal, that protects but simultaneously reveals? An object on display gains its significance only in relation to its surroundings. Emotional bonds or economic value, often in combination with a unique aesthetic, desire a context that is attuned to the object on display. Hybrid Cabinet oscillates between storage object and display case. A finely woven metal mesh from brass or blackened steel unites the properties of cloth and metal, while at the same time being transparent. This distinctive material provides a striking alternative to glass or acrylic cabinet fronts.