Shelving unit, 2011
361.5 (l) x 50 (w) x 284 (h) cm
Lacquered Steel structure with perforated metal sheets
Veneer French oak shelves, solid french oak drawers and glass
In function and, to a lesser degree form, reminiscent of the metal mesh cabinets commonly used in grocery stores to keep perishables safe from pests in the days before refrigeration, this sturdy wall storage unit was originally designed for use in the Karen Chekerdjian Store. In form and arrangement, Complete with sliding wooden drawers and glass-fronted cabinets, Namlieh casts a contemporary eye on a classic from the past, reworking it for the modern age.