Now a multifunctional object the SB11 originally was designed as an entertainment centre that is of course capable of storing upright vinyl records (and file folders). For a vinyl enthusiast this is essential but rare nowadays! Due to the distance of the cabinets to the wall the cables on the back are invisible.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The speciality of the SB11 is its versatility: cabinets are sandwiched between wood slabs placed on top of a delicate steel lattice framework. This sideboard is available in several lengths, in different colours of cabinet surfaces and a selection of natural wood finishes and with optional features (cable management, ventilation openings, etc.). it can easily be converted into a storage rack by stacking multiple layers on top of one another.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
If you know how to use a tip-on opening system, the SB11 is self explanatory and a very versatile peace of furniture, especially if it is used as an entertainment centre. Due to the overlapping wood slabs on the back, you can easily manage any occurring cable salad.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in September 2015 and finished in February 2016 and was successfully exhibited in Salone del Mobile in April 2016.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
wood - naturally oiled
steel - lacquered
MDF - lacquered
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
W = 184, 204, 224, 244, 264 cm
D = 45 cm
H = 76 cm
sideboard, storage, entertainment centre, entertainment center, shelf, shelves, cable management, audio equipment, video equipment
I tried to find a well designed sideboard that fits in the producer's series which started with the meanwhile well known table KT11, at the moment we are developing a shelf. palatti, the producer, is specialized in wood an steel, so it was logical to use mainly these components. I addition lacquered MDF elements are used because they allow a wide range of colours.
It was the most strenuous to find a suitable opening system. I could enthuse several producers of hinges for a prototype of a hinge, but in the end I was talking about a manageable amount of opening systems and they talked constantly about 200.000+ items. Fortunately a very good solution could be found in the end.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
all images except exhibition image: Brabec & Borecký
exhibition image: Fantacuzzi & Fourcade
Copyright: Christian Kroepfl