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Drawer Modules

Modular furniture made entirely from items salvaged from a residential home before it was demolished.

Using a selection of drawers and wood salvaged from the home’s kitchen and living room, these two furniture modules serve three functions: when stacked, a storage cabinet, and when separated, a bench and side table. Only materials and hardware taken from the home were used in the construction of each piece, including doorknobs, hinges, and wood paneling.

Doorknob spindles lock the side table and bench together when stacked and allow doorknob feet to be screwed onto the base of the side table when removed.
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A College Avenue home in State College, PA was purchased by the university and scheduled to be demolished.

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View of the kitchen inside the house.

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VW_DrawerFurn_Unstacked

The stacked unit can be pulled apart into two freestanding units.

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Separated Units

The handle was left on the upright drawer enclosure so it can be easily lifted off of the bench unit and set on the ground.
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Adding Feet to Top Unit

Doorknob spindles lock the side table and bench together when stacked and allow doorknob feet to be screwed onto the base of the side table when removed.
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Bench and Side Table

The two units now function separately as a bench and a side table.

Project Info

Year
2012
Location
University Park, PA
Type
Architecture, Exhibitions and Furniture
Collaborators
Allie Pladson and Andy Nguyen

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