The Parabolic Cabinet

130 × 50 × 92 cm
Oxidised cedar, Damascus steel and laminated composite core.

Parabolic is a particularly tactile cabinet that kindles human curiosity, drawing the viewer in with its intriguing sculptural shape, then revealing a wood texture that gradually evolves from rough to smooth.

Using a combination of advanced composites and natural triangulation through design, the cabinet has a wall thickness of just 12mm – the minimum required to achieve structural integrity.

Crafted from oxidised cedar with folded Damascus steel hinges and catch, Parabolic demonstrates that it’s the thought, design and making – rather than the material itself – that makes a piece of furniture special.

There is always an element of art, but we are making a functional object that is meant to be experienced.

Hannu Hietamäki, Cabinetmaker