The Safe Cabinet is a theatrical collections cabinet for your most treasured possessions. The design features an exquisitely engineered closing mechanism and fully adjustable shelving system that can be tailored to your collections requirements. Launched at the V&A Museum during London Design Festival 2016.
“Traditionally mechanical bank vaults are beautifully designed and engineered. However their function demands that their mechanisms are concealed. This piece explores the semiotic cues associated with our perception of value.” – Scott Jarvie
The Safe Cabinet, Clyde Built.
Inspired by the whimsy and fantasy of popular culture the Safe Cabinet aspires to be an object of value as well as a vessel for value.
The theatre of the piece is achieved through the motion of the mechanism as it is turned via the central hand wheel. Continuous rotation cycles the mechanism between the locked and unlocked position, creating a mesmerizing visual effect. The piece is generously proportioned and its height adjustable shelves offer considerable flexibility of storage.
- 28 precision CNC milled bead blasted aluminium moving parts
- 20 expertly hand turned and bead blasted aluminium pivot standoffs
- 247 stainless steel mechanical fastening elements
- 42 Stainless Steel housed pivot/track ball bearings
- 8 Wenge hand turned and polished shelf depth stops
- 164 hand cut wood joints
- 100’s of assembly hours
- And considerable engineering prowess.
Name: Safe Cabinet
Materials: Bead blasted Aluminium, Grey Ash & Layered Birch
Materials Combination: Wood + Metal
Dimensions: 885mm x 1380mm x 500mm / 34.8” x 54.3” x 19.7”
Weight: 65kg Approx / 144 lbs Approx
Colors: Natural Color