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Explosion Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz expands using sliding joints

The Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) has acquired Explosion, a new kinetic cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz. Explosion will be one of the centerpieces of the exhibition Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again, which was opened September 6th. “Inactivated, Explosion sits as a tidy, beautiful credenza.

"Designed by Sebastian Errazuriz, the “Explosion Cabinet” is a kinetic design that plays with a classic technique, the sliding dovetail, and expands it into new territory."  Explosion Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz expands using sliding joints kinetic explosion cabinet by sebastian errazuriz 1

"Designed by Sebastian Errazuriz, the “Explosion Cabinet” is a kinetic design that plays with a classic technique, the sliding dovetail, and expands it into new territory."  Explosion Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz expands using sliding joints kinetic explosion cabinet by sebastian errazuriz 2

Transparent glass sidewalls provide a glimpse inside this intriguing but staid box. Further exploration of the central vertical seam reveals an entirely different object: With a gentle push, the rails slide further and further open until it seems that the cabinet has exploded beyond the bounds of stability.

"Designed by Sebastian Errazuriz, the “Explosion Cabinet” is a kinetic design that plays with a classic technique, the sliding dovetail, and expands it into new territory."  Explosion Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz expands using sliding joints kinetic explosion cabinet by sebastian errazuriz 3

"Designed by Sebastian Errazuriz, the “Explosion Cabinet” is a kinetic design that plays with a classic technique, the sliding dovetail, and expands it into new territory."  Explosion Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz expands using sliding joints kinetic explosion cabinet by sebastian errazuriz 4

It is “a beautiful, surprising, and confounding work that represents the playful conceit of the master cabinetmaker showing off,” added Delphia. Even as Explosion’s exterior expands outward, it retains beautiful geometric proportions, using mechanics so complex that they took more than a year to perfect, despite borrowing one of cabinetmaking’s oldest tricks, the sliding dovetail.

"Designed by Sebastian Errazuriz, the “Explosion Cabinet” is a kinetic design that plays with a classic technique, the sliding dovetail, and expands it into new territory."  Explosion Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz expands using sliding joints kinetic explosion cabinet by sebastian errazuriz 5

"Designed by Sebastian Errazuriz, the “Explosion Cabinet” is a kinetic design that plays with a classic technique, the sliding dovetail, and expands it into new territory."  Explosion Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz expands using sliding joints kinetic explosion cabinet by sebastian errazuriz 6

This new work will join a selection of important objects representing the breadth of Errazuriz’s practice in Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again, his first solo museum exhibition.”

"Designed by Sebastian Errazuriz, the “Explosion Cabinet” is a kinetic design that plays with a classic technique, the sliding dovetail, and expands it into new territory."  Explosion Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz expands using sliding joints kinetic explosion cabinet by sebastian errazuriz 7

"Designed by Sebastian Errazuriz, the “Explosion Cabinet” is a kinetic design that plays with a classic technique, the sliding dovetail, and expands it into new territory."  Explosion Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz expands using sliding joints kinetic explosion cabinet by sebastian errazuriz 8

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