This tall cabinet was made in Sweden during the 1950s. Originally it served as a closed cabinet for audio equipment, as evidenced by the originally cut hole for wires in the back panel. The cabinet is made of walnut veneered wood with a uniform grain. The front is decorated with hand-made painting in an illusionist Op-Art style. Decoration is an artistic highlight of the style of a bygone era. The cabinet has rounded edges, which is characteristic of the post-war design referring to Artdèc’s forms. The original handles are a similar reference. It is a solid piece of furniture that has been made with high precision.
The cabinet has been partially restored keeping it’s natural patina. This is a piece of furniture finished according to the rules of the Upcycled Vintage course. Its form is original and dates from the 20th century, but the final finish has been changed by artistic invention or composition of parts from different original object. All treatment are performed by traditional methods, are consistent with the aesthetic of the age from which the furniture comes from and support the Zero Waste idea.