Collection by Jaime Gillin

The Nightstand, Reinvented


An exhibition in New York last month, organized by PIN-UP Magazine and held at Phillips de Pury & Company, explored the nightstand, that humble catch-all by the side of your bed. PIN-UP invited eleven American artists, architects, and designers to rethink and reinvent the nightstand, and the results were displayed for ten days and then sold off. It's over now, but I thought I'd share the inventive results in a slideshow. You can also check out a short video about the project here.

Aranda/Lasch's piece is made from a single ten-foot-long gold zipper, black leather, and a vinyl composite structure.
For people who want more than a single glass of water by their bed, this nightstand by Leon Rasmeier should do the...
To create this bedside table, musician Michael Stipe cast the underside of his "cheap plastic chair" in a semi-soft,...
The 200-pound nightstand by Situ Studio is made of two kinds of cement: 'Rapid Set' concrete (the lighter hue) and...
Shawn Maximo's nightstand is made from pressure-treated wood, MDF, glass, mirror, neon, and brass.
Jim Drain's nightstand, made of cedar, paint, and steel, was inspired by a 1918 Piet Mondrian painting.
A mixed-media nightstand by Paul Kopkau has a surrealist look about it.
Rich Brilliant Willing's piece, assembled from brushed aluminum, belting leather, and glass, forgoes storage space...
RO/LU's cubist plywood nightstand was inspired by an Ettore Sottsass cabinet discovered online.
The circle on Paul Lee's piece, crafted from wood, acrylic paint, tambourine bells, and a lightbulb, glows...
A sharp-edged nightstand by Rafael de Cardenas and Evan Gruzis, made from paint, MDF, and glass, puts everything on...
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