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Tenement H: A Modular Cabinet System Inspired by Thai Architecture

08.12.21 | By
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Designed for the 2021 Bangkok Design Week’s Design Plant exhibition, design group San Design created the Tenement H modular cabinet system to reflect the exhibition’s theme, which was “domestic”. The group comprises three industrial design students at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang: Pimploy Sabchareon, Naphisa Suphanunthorn and Janissa Triyangkulsri. San Design was selected to collaborate with KUN Decorative, an aluminum furniture manufacturer, under the guidance of East Studio, a multidisciplinary studio known for their embroidery works. Together, they created this project inspired by Bangkok’s shophouses where different facades are used for different functions.

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Similar to the shophouses, the aluminum modular cabinet system features customizable facades to accommodate different needs. It can be adjusted to open from the front, back, or both ways, and can be used to function like a semi-partition as well.

colorful modular bookshelf

modular cabinet system

modular cabinet system

modular cabinet system

modular cabinet system

modular cabinet system

modular cabinet system

modular cabinet system

modular cabinet system

Vy Yang enjoys contributing to Design Milk, playing fetch with her goldendoodle Conan, and occasionally writing on her blog It’s After Five, her creative outlet to let loose on after she has left her regular 9-to-5 for the day.