Eye On Design: Storyteller Cabinet By Barbora Žilinskaitė

storyteller cabinet photo by gail worley
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Born in 1996 in Kaunas, Lithuania, Barbora Žilinskaitė is a designer living and working in Brussels, Belgium. Seeking to distance herself from boundaried definitions of creative practices, Žilinskaitė’s output approaches design through a sculptural lens with a focus on material experimentation.

storyteller cabinet detail photo by gail worley

Interested in exploring the interaction between human and object, through her practice, Žilinskaitė explores what emotions may be provoked, how habits can be changed or new routines formed through this relationship.  Her Storyteller Cabinet (2021) demonstrates the playfulness of her aesthetic with the pair of interlocking hands that act as cabinet doors, and also the whimsically curved shape of the shelf frame. Materials used in craftsmanship are wood dust, ply, pigment, varnish, and glue. Storyteller was created in an edition of 8 pieces, each in  a different color.

storyteller cabinet installation view photo by gail worley

Photographed in the Friedman Benda Booth at the  Salon Art + Design in NYC.

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