Shanty Storage Cabinet: Groove is in the Art

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April 6, 2014
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  Shanty Cabinet by Doshi Levien. "It’s important to find beauty and ingredients you can play with from around the world," says designer Nipa Doshi. "It’s amazing what you can make with simple materials.” Image courtesy of Doshi Levien.

    Shanty Cabinet by Doshi Levien. "It’s important to find beauty and ingredients you can play with from around the world," says designer Nipa Doshi. "It’s amazing what you can make with simple materials.” Image courtesy of Doshi Levien.

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  Side View of Shanty Cabinet by Doshi Levien. Taking cues from improvised dwellings worldwide, the Shanty Cabinet—a colorful, kinetic play of metal waves and patterns—showcases the spirit and creativity of those DIY homebuilders. It's a fitting example of the cultural mashup approach taken by their London-based studio. Image courtesy Doshi Levien

    Side View of Shanty Cabinet by Doshi Levien. Taking cues from improvised dwellings worldwide, the Shanty Cabinet—a colorful, kinetic play of metal waves and patterns—showcases the spirit and creativity of those DIY homebuilders. It's a fitting example of the cultural mashup approach taken by their London-based studio. Image courtesy Doshi Levien

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  Corrugated steel construction at Humayun's Tomb in Delhi. “For me it’s a positive beautiful thing to find inspiration from, what people are doing in a very humble way,” Doshi says about improvised, corrugated steel construction around the world. “There are many people who think these neighborhoods aren’t beautiful. But for the people who live there, they put a lot of care into what they built for themselves. We love the composition of the corrugated steel, that’s used to make these amazing structures. They are the authors and architects of their own dwellings.” Image courtesy of Doshi Levien.

    Corrugated steel construction at Humayun's Tomb in Delhi. “For me it’s a positive beautiful thing to find inspiration from, what people are doing in a very humble way,” Doshi says about improvised, corrugated steel construction around the world. “There are many people who think these neighborhoods aren’t beautiful. But for the people who live there, they put a lot of care into what they built for themselves. We love the composition of the corrugated steel, that’s used to make these amazing structures. They are the authors and architects of their own dwellings.” Image courtesy of Doshi Levien.

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  A sketch of the Shanty Cabinet. When Doshi Levien began creating these cabinets, they wanted to celebrate contemporary design that didn't follow a strictly European approach, according to Doshi. The final product elevates corrugated steel beyond mere industrial functionality. Image courtesy of Doshi Levien.

    A sketch of the Shanty Cabinet. When Doshi Levien began creating these cabinets, they wanted to celebrate contemporary design that didn't follow a strictly European approach, according to Doshi. The final product elevates corrugated steel beyond mere industrial functionality. Image courtesy of Doshi Levien.

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