The Mashrabeya cabinet.

Nina Mair Architecture + Design created this unique and delicate piece of furniture - the Mashrabeya Cabinet. The name derived from the Arabic term Maschrabiyya, which in traditional Arabic architecture refers to decorative wooden frames that were used as window frames or balcony enclosures in houses and palaces. What lies behind the grid only becomes visible to the onlooker upon coming closer but remains hidden from a larger distance. The front of the Mashrabeya Cabinet is designed in a contemporary pattern with a moiré effect. When the doors slide open and shut new patterns keep forming, which create the impression of a moving image.
The cabinet is available in different colour combinations and can be purchased here.

Pictures by Peter Philipp

InteriorBritta Reineke