Technical consultant for the fabrication and operation of several pieces of kinetic furniture.

There are three versions of the Hide Away Furniture. They are for people who are afraid of being abducted. Each opens in a surprising way without disturbing objects displayed on their surfaces. Their outside appearances say little about how they are made or used, they attempt to blend in with their surroundings. The interiors are lined with felt to muffle sounds. Each of the pieces is designed around a specific pose. The poses encourage the occupant to feel in control, proud and comfortable, the opposite of a foetal position which would make them feel like a victim. The poses also generate an unusual geometry helping to disguise the fact they can be occupied.

For Michael Anastassiades, Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby

Photography by Jason Evans