The Peeling Whittle Away Cabinet by Stoft studio

Stoft studio is a Swedish design studio based in Malmö (that we’ve featured before) with a trio of designers merging their talents to create a body of process driven work. Their latest is Whittle Away, two cabinets with the outermost layer peeling away, much like the top layer of paint peeling or bark from a tree.

When the outer skin peels away, it unveils something fresh and new, something that hasn’t been exposed to the environment. Thin layers of wood coil up and reveal colorful wooden panels that were inspired by the crafts that the designers’ grandparents’ generation were known for. The happy colors are paired with minimalist, vertical strips of unfinished pine wood for a joint result of opposites, a sort of “ambiguous DNA”.

Whittle Away was launched during Dutch Design Week as part of the “What’s your DNA” exhibition in Eindhoven.

Photos by Ulrika Kestere.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief 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.