Shoji—nomadic furniture

Berchtesgaden | 2010

This wardrobe can be disassembled and put back together within minutes and without any tools.

Quick releases—which are usually used in the bicycle industry—serve to position and fixate the wardrobe's 11 parts.

Modelled after Japanese paper walls (shoji) this very light piece of furniture is made from oak wood and Tyvek. In line with Japanese tradition is the invisibility of end-grain wood.

I built this wardrobe at the Berufsfachschule Berchtesgaden, a tiny school in the German alps where I was trained in the art of joinery and cabinet making.

Thanks to J. Gasteiger.

KK 2010