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Mashrabeya is a Cabinet That Keeps Your Stuff Half Hidden

Nina Mair Architecture + Design crafted a cabinet that adds an air of mystery to your belongings with its patterned sliding doors. The Mashrabeya cabinet features perforated doors that result in a moiré effect that changes as the doors slide open and closed.

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Its Mashrabeya name was derived from the Arabic term Maschrabiyya, which refers to decorative wooden frames in traditional Arabic architecture seen in windows frames or balcony enclosures of residences. The same idea applies to the cabinet with its punctured panels that help keep things partially hidden with the added bonus of ventilation.

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The Mashrabeya cabinet is available in different color combinations: whitened beech or stained dark beech, combined with coral or nubia door panels.

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Photos by Peter Philipp.

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.