2 HU (file height), eight sliding doors 980 × 2440 × 400 mm
A key theme in the oeuvre of Maarten Van Severen is storage furniture, be it shelves, cupboards or sideboards. The design for Kast, which Van Severen worked on during the last few months of his life, can be considered the quintessence of his exploration of the subject. Kast is a storage unit that is modular in structure, the base version of which is a sideboard. Supplemented by two simple wooden crates and a further basic module, a shelf/wall cupboard combination arises. Van Severen paid special attention to the colour for the sliding doors, which not only emphasise Kast’s elegant and yet seemingly classical proportions, but also give it a fresh and optimistic sense. Materials Tubular stainless steel legs, individually height adjustable. Shelves made of extruded eloxy aluminium profiles. Side walls made of powder-coated MDF. Maritime pine laminate with lacquering for a natural grain feel. Sliding doors in pink, dark green, bronze-grey, bright white, dark blue and sulphur yellow powder-coated sheet aluminium.