Pull-on the handles protruding from the cabinet’s front board, and the wooden trays inside the cabinet slide out. As you do this, the top-opening flap doors rise gently in coordina- tion. Seeing this feels slightly strange, but in fact, we devised this mechanism based on ideas incorporated into old Japa- nese furniture and decided to create functional storage furni- ture using simple rather than complicated mechanisms.
The analog sound of wood rubbing against wood is sure to evoke comfortable sensations. The smoked glass was inset into the back and sides of the cabinet, making the trays inside and the flap doors visible.