Proper objects make proper people

Cabinets which ask the owner to give them the attention they deserve

In collaboration with Collectie Veenhuizen and Lundia


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When Veenhuizen was a reform colony its administrators believed that the behaviour of the residents could be modified by teaching them to respect the material possessions that were allocated to them; give a brute a porcelain cup and he will take care not to break it.

Today people treat their things with far less respect. Wear, decay and maltreatment; these are all accepted, even appreciated. The cabinets are inspired by furniture from times when people still took great care of their belongings and demand a renewed respect from their users. Their appeal grows with the proper treatment. The cabinet-on-stand can be nurtured with solid furniture wax and the linen-cabinet with soap. A contemporary take on behavioural reform.

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