Life Chest of Drawers by Hrvoje Vulama

October 21st, 2015 by retail design blog

Chest of drawers called Life is another of my experiments in old oak which contains my thoughts on life. So I used material which is not needed any more for supporting life as a house but rather would be used as a chopped pieces for fireplace which is a short term usage, but use din this manner can enrich ones man life and his home for a long period of life once more again.


Most of the work is handmade, joints on corners of a chest are hand sawn called dovetails, for firmness and long lasting. I like contrasts in furniture, light and dark, straight and curved like in life Jin and Jang, there is nothing ever all black or all white. One contrast emphasizes another and this is the diversity that gives life a meaning. There is also a contrast between new modern high quality drawers in black colour made of steel and glass and old wood which may be as old as 300 years. And in the end DNA double strand is what I wanted to show in doors of drawers with curved lines, this is our gene, our history which is passed on through generations.


The wood is finished with a mixture of beeswax, tung oil and linseed oil.
Chest of drawers called Life is a fully functional furniture, sculpture and I hope that someone will enjoy in it as much as I did building it or more.

Design: Hrvoje Vulama

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