Elijas Gogu

Department: Man and Mobility

Muscle Cabinet

This nature-inspired installation inhabits the space between a functional design and a piece of art. With the bone structure and muscular activity of a living organism, it triggers the imagination, but also puzzles the mind: what is this actually? Try pushing and pulling its colourful biceps, and it will open up to you. The contracted muscle transforms into a drawer for your most precious items. By stretching it, it will snap back into its original shape to safeguard its treasures. ‘Muscle Cabinet’ offers an aesthetic alternative to an everyday object, playfully illustrating the importance of creative freedom in design.

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Femke Rijerman