DOK sideboard | Reinier de Jong Architecture & Design

• January 12, 2011

Rotterdam-based design studio Reinier de Jong Architecture & Design recently has created the DOK sideboard.

+ Product description by Reinier de Jong Architecture & Design

Atmosphere has left its moist traces on the appearance of DOK sideboard. The drops of a morning dew remain visible in the corrosion of this sideboard.

DOK Reinier de Jong plusMOOD 1 595x446 DOK sideboard | Reinier de Jong Architecture & Design

DOK sideboard, image courtesy Reinier de Jong Architecture & Design

DOK Reinier de Jong plusMOOD 6 595x446 DOK sideboard | Reinier de Jong Architecture & Design

DOK sideboard, image courtesy Reinier de Jong Architecture & Design

We deliberately choose steel rather than corten steel as the main material of the sideboard. By using steel we do not control the corrosion process but leave it up to the natural elements of the moment. This means a sideboard made in February may look different from one that was made in August. Once nature has done its job we finish the steel with a transparent lacquer to prevent it from further corrosion.

DOK Reinier de Jong plusMOOD 5 595x446 DOK sideboard | Reinier de Jong Architecture & Design

DOK sideboard, image courtesy Reinier de Jong Architecture & Design

DOK Reinier de Jong plusMOOD 2 595x446 DOK sideboard | Reinier de Jong Architecture & Design

DOK sideboard, image courtesy Reinier de Jong Architecture & Design

DOK is made up of different units which can be ordered separately. Each unit measures  90 cm wide, 60 cm high and 48 cm deep. The fronts and backs are made of the same type of plywood panels and therefore the sideboard can be a free standing piece. An essential and beautiful detail is how the joint of the steel case and the plywood fronts makes a super thin and minimal appearance.

DOK Reinier de Jong plusMOOD 3 595x397 DOK sideboard | Reinier de Jong Architecture & Design

DOK sideboard, image courtesy Reinier de Jong Architecture & Design

DOK Reinier de Jong plusMOOD 4 595x446 DOK sideboard | Reinier de Jong Architecture & Design

DOK sideboard, image courtesy Reinier de Jong Architecture & Design

The steel case has angle bars welded on the inside which function both as a reinforcement for the steel plate and as a rabbet for the fronts. The fronts are equipped with two types of hinges. A piano hinge and two pivot arms per unit which hold the door open and brake the door as it drops.

+ Designer: Reinier de Jong Architecture & Design | http://www.reinierdejong.com
+ Images: Peter van Dijk

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Category: Design, Furniture