Work by Studio Rasmus Warberg (www.rasmuswarberg.dk)
Mido was based on the realization that storage furniture made for standing on the floor is usually imagined as boxes supported by a frame underneath. In my reformed edition of a sideboard the frame surrounds the cabinet, so that it is actually hanging within the frame and by this creating a new charismatic shape. I have strived to create both contrast and coherence between the industrial aesthetic of the steel frame and the crafty details of the wood cabinet.


Project created for RE F O R M Design Biennale 2016, which is a biannual exhibition space, a common ground and a movement for a new generation of designers, craftsmen, architects and artists challenging traditional ways of thinking — it is a free space to experiment in order to investigate and create new functions, expressions, ideas, processes, craft and technologies — it is a space for creating and debating.


The intention was to work with storage furniture. Mido was based on the realization that storage furniture made for standing on the floor is usually imagined as boxes supported by a frame underneath. In my reformed edition of a sideboard the frame surrounds the cabinet, so that it is actually hanging within the frame and by this creating a new charismatic shape. I have strived to create both contrast and coherence between the industrial aesthetic of the steel frame and the crafty details of the wooden cabinet.


I have great admiration for the virtues of traditional cabinetry. A plain box can be transformed into an object of admiration through the use of intricate joinery.
And I’ve experienced that very high standards apply to functionality and precision of cabinetry. It was an interesting challenge to combine a sculptural design approch, normally reserved for seating furniture, with the highly functional sideboard.

  • Photographer: Emil Monty Freddie
  • Gallery: Kinfolk Gallery
  • Curator: RE F O R M Design Biennale
  • Designer: Rasmus Warberg

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Rasmus Warberg graduated as furniture designer from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in 2015. His background in crafts means that he often experiments with materials and is curious about the immediate and natural connection between shape and design on one side and construction and details on the other. His expression is characterized by serene simplicity based on an analytical relation to the archetypes of furniture. Warberg's practice has main focus on product and furniture design.

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