Inspired by a spinning coin, the Dime Cabinet is a hemispherical, wall-mounted furniture piece that can house either a drinks bar, a standing desk, or a mini-kitchen. Several curved segmented panels surround the inner compartment which collapse smoothly to the sides of the unit.
Dime is a dynamic piece evoking a spinning coin. The individual curved segments, glide and shuffle to reveal its function. When closed it has a poetic repetition of form, softened by the texture of rosewood. Upon opening, the curved segments have a pleasing resistance, each contracting evenly until fully opened.Splinter Works
The Dime Cabinet was designed by Miles Hartwell and Matt Withington of Splinter Works and sits well amongst their portfolio of atypically luxurious furniture. This includes a hammock-like bath: Vessel, as well as a remarkable rebalancing rocking chair: Bodice. This unusual lounge chair is uniquely shaped and carefully balanced so that it stands upright when not being sat on and is a great space saver.
While the hemispherical shape of the bar gives it a uniquely art-deco feel, and harkens back to the golden days when spirits were served from hollowed-out globes, its far from space-efficient. Even in a larger than average dwelling, the wall-mounted Dime Cabinet is going to take an awkward, considerable chunk out of your floor space. But on balance, if you had thought it necessary to have a bar in your house then Dime is actually a pretty compact unit.
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