Shellf Cabinets designed by Ka-Lai Chan
Ka-Lai Chan (\* 1985, NL) graduated in 2009 from Utrecht Academy of the Arts, the Netherlands. Chan's work is inspired by individual encounters, understandings and the beauty of the unexpected. Chan's work has actually been provided in many galleries, International Design fairs and exhibits in USA, Italy, France and the Netherlands.SheLLfIt is a path out of the ordinary that has qualified SheLLf cabinets. Exactly what wased established as a restricted edition sculpture, a real masterpiece, became a contemporary furniture series, thanks to the conference between the technology and the developer adopted by Kristalia. A combination of rectangular areas of various forms, made of Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF), with a lacquered finish and connected with unnoticeable joints at 45 °, make this modern-day cabinet a recognisable icon.The visual effect is natural and vibrant; recollecting the act of an animal that emerges of its shell. The outside finish of the furnishings is repainted white but inside it is possible to qualify it in 4 color variations. The name of the bookcase, SheLLf, is a combination of theoretical and linguistic "layer" which means covering and "rack" rack. The cubic component, regular of cabinets, is dissected; the kind that results is a set of activities and vibrant cuts that makes the furnishings a things of modern-day layout.Gradient cabinetSlope closet will certainly be presented and revealed for the very first time this year at the Biennale Interieur 2012 in Kortrijk. Gradient revealeds the personal belongings of their owner in a really unusual method. Chan throughes special cables with a center of 100% natural latex and a polyester cover. By winding this around a metal frame, the things that are placed into the cupboard appear aesthetically inducing, nearly like items of Op Art. Via the lines the material partially is concealed, partly exposed. To get a good image of the items in the cabinet, the audience has to interact with the objects by moving the furniture piece. Inside the cupboard, the things seem floating using clear hardened glass.