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A Cabinet with Gradient Layered Shingles
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For their final project in furniture design at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Thailand, students Jumphol Socharoentham and Pakawat Vijaykadga designed the ALATO CABINET with a focus on wood and craftsmanship.

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The prominent feature of the piece is the layered doors where the pair used feathers for inspiration. Weaving ash veneer through vertical wooden rods, a shingle effect begins to take shape. To play up the layered look, they sprayed the veneer with paint in different intensities, which resulted in a bold, gradient finish, much like fish scales.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.