DOK Sideboard. Designed by Reinier de Jong Design.
The DOK Sideboard by Reinier de Jong Design does Storage with a Natural Spin on Steel
As Reinier de Jong states about their long, low sideboard, "Atmosphere has left its moist traces on the appearance of DOK sideboard. The drops of a morning dew remain visible in the corrosion of this sideboard." Intuitively reacting to the natural elements that change a great deal with the seasons, the corrosion process is then finished with a transparent lacquer to prevent future corrosion. The steel is then combined with the front and back slats of plywood to make complete, free-standing units that can be ordered separately at 90 cm W x 60 cm H x 48 cm D.
Simple in construction and undressed in appearance, the DOK sideboard utilizes the intricate, special joinery in the steel case that take its design to a different level. Complete with two types of hinges on the front - a piano hinge and two pivot arms that hold the door open and brake it as it drops - the unit engages with angle bars welded inside that function as reinforcement for the steel plate and act as a rabbet for the fronts.
Along with the red/brown lacquered shade of steel that comes from its individual corrosion, you can choose between brown or white wood-based panel fronts to create a versatile storage system for the bedroom, living room, or even for files in your office. With that, I'd have to agree that this austere design of a sideboard follows the lead of their mission statement, which reads: Reinier de Jong designs for good people. Furniture, interiors, architecture.