Eye-Catchy Shadow-Inspired Drinks Cabinet

This unique and eye catchy liquor cabinet is a bold idea inspired by traditional Japanese furniture

This unique and eye-catchy liquor cabinet is a bold idea inspired by traditional Japanese furniture

Hugh Miller Furniture were inspired by a trip to Japan and traditional Japanese furniture creating a unique drink cabinet that is sure to excite you.

The designers spent approximately 1000 hours hand-making the ‘In Shadows’ Drinks Cabinet. The labor-intensive piece combines Japanese bamboo, solid brass rods, and British elm wood that’s been stained with black Japanese calligraphy ink, resulting in cabinet that focuses on craftsmanship. The cabinet’s name comes from the Japanese essay ‘In Praise of Shadows’, a piece on Japanese aesthetics with a part about lacquerware and how it’s designed to be seen in dim light.

The diagonal bamboo pieces on the doors along with the diagonal brass rod screens cleverly disguise a Japanese coffee set, by Japanese ceramicist Saiko Fukuoka. The set can be seen within the shadows and light that filter through the gaps. This is a fresh take on traditional Japanese items made with new methods and techniques. Such a liquor cabinet is sure to make a bold statement in your space.

The cabinet combines Japanese bamboo, wood stained with Japanese calligraphy ink

The cabinet combines Japanese bamboo, wood stained with Japanese calligraphy ink

The name of the cabinet was taken from a Japanese book about aesthetics, from the part dedicated to lacquerware

The name of the cabinet was taken from a Japanese book about aesthetics, from the part dedicated to lacquerware

The cabinet took 1000 hours to make it by hand, it's a luxurious piece with a catchy design

The cabinet took 1000 hours to make it by hand, it's a luxurious piece with a catchy design

The parts inside are covered but sheer and so are the doors of the cabinet, too, rough but elegant

The parts inside are covered but sheer and so are the doors of the cabinet, too, rough but elegant

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