Furniture 2+2: Storage and Enclosure


Design and build a furniture prototype that includes storage, focusing on its two essential parts: the container and its support. Explore how a piece both displays and protects an object.


I attempted to distill the piece into its essential components: a storage piece and its enclosure. Using a combination of precise, modern, digital fabrication techniques and an ancient, organic method of steam-bending white oak laths, I suspended a simple storage box inside a free-flowing skin that protects and highlights its contents.


  • Ergonomic Studies
  • Form Exploration in Clay
  • Form Exploration in Rhino/Grasshopper
  • Digital Fabrication MDF Skeleton
  • Application of Steam-Bent White Oak Skin
  • Installation of Birch Storage Component

Instructor: Linda Zimmer

Term: Fall, 2013