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Wardrobe or Display Case? File Cabinet or Bar Cart? Two Sculptural Pieces at Suite NY Give Versatility an Artful Sheen

From ceramic objects to spring jackets to bottles of your favorite aperitivo, the transparent Rolling Cabinet and lemon-yellow Tool Boxes from Danish maker A. Petersen elevate the humble storage unit to an object of desire.

Knud Holscher's Rolling Cabinet, available at Suite NY.

Strolling through Suite NY’s impeccably curated NoMad showroom, you get the feeling that ultimate legibility is the byword. Walls of chairs in every shape and material speak of iteration and refinement. Tables and fixtures executed in, or evocative of, natural elements usher the outside in. Everything sleek, nothing superfluous. Their newest collection, the exclusive AP. Serien from Danish maker A. Petersen, boasts a lineup of contributors who have studied and worked alongside giants Poul Kjærholm, Arne Jacobsen, and Hans J. Wegner. True to Suite NY’s maxim, it takes as its first principle, transparency—this time within the production line.

“Things you enjoy seeing on a daily basis” headlines Line Depping’s influences. The Danish designer’s Tool Boxes feature prominently in the collection. The Langstroth-esque trays are captured in a lemon-to-bare ash gradient using a natural yellow pigment created in collaboration with Linolie & Pigment, the color maestros dedicated to old-world techniques at their factory and showroom on Denmark’s Haderslev Fjord. (It also comes in an earthy pine.) The metal-framed trays are at once playful and ultra-functional. Is it a file cabinet, end table, bar cart? They’re also somewhat cheekily named, as a box appears to be the only thing the piece is missing.

Line Depping's Tool Boxes.
(CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT) The Rolling Cabinet in shiny black. Tool Boxes by Line Depping for A. Petersen.

You won’t miss anything in Knud Holscher’s Rolling Cabinet. The all-acrylic wardrobe doesn’t hold things so much as exhibit them. “It’s funny to think that the cabinets caused such a stir with the older generation in the businesses that had installed them,” Holscher says. “Just because their shape was a little different.” Those stir-causing versions came in carefully sourced but rather staid Oregon pine. And though its functionality hasn’t changed—flexible pantry, clothing, or storage space—the transparent material might well guide its application. What goes in a closet might be worth keeping, but what goes behind glass is worth showing off.

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