scale model 1:10
Cavity cabinet 120
cavity cabinet 120
cavity cabinet by Studio Sjoerd Jonkers

Leefanders commissioned Studio Sjoerd Jonkers to develop & design a new cabinet, which should fulfill 3 basic ethics.

– An out of the box design

– Easy to assemble (multifunction usage)

– Minimum usage of resources

With these elements in mind Sjoerd Jonkers developed the Cavity Cabinet for both home and office usage. Sjoerd explains:

Although idea and thoughts of my client was clear, tackling this assignment was not easy. By eliminating elements of visual obstruction, or practical usage such as doors, tops or sides I decided to use only one key element the vertical base – the backrest of a cabinet.

Having the backrest as foundation and cutting them into small strips we would safe on wood and in return make it immediately multifunctional. The spaces between the strips are perfect for hanging accessories or with the available extensions brackets you can easily hang your flatscreen tv, or store books.

Connecting the backrest with an ordinary “box” compartment the Cavity Cabinet was born.

For a cabinet with the dimensions of 1200x1500x400 you use min 5m2 of wood. The Cavity Cabinet uses only 1,8 m2 in wood. An approximate 64% less in wood. Fulfilling Leefanders wishes as a durable design label.

About Studio Sjoerd Jonkers:

“Sjoerd Jonkers (1983) was born in Breda, the Netherlands. After graduating at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy 2009, Jonkers now works and lives in Amsterdam. The studio focuses on exploring and developing various technologies in order to create new and exciting designs based on primitive production methods.” Jonkers became know with his Neolastic tableware and vases. Last year he designed the clew serie for New duivendrecht.


About Leefanders

Things you don’t need ….. but want to have!
Dutch manufacturer of modern style tables, chairs, seaters and cupboards.