A Cabinet of Curiosity, slowly peeling away the hidden to finally satisfy the curiosity of all of us.
‘secrets &..’ by Neri&Hu is the first edition of A Cabinet of Curiosity, an ongoing series to be launched in subsequent years, slowly peeling away the hidden to finally satisfy the curiosity in all of us. The wooden cabinet with glass doors rests on a metal trolley inspired by scenes from a ceramic factory, before the cart enters the fiery furnace.
The furnace represents trials and tribulations we all encounter in life, from which we offer up sweat and tears, pain and pleasure. Yet it is through the burning of these sins and secrets that we walk out white as snow. Secrets revealed. Or secrets concealed. That is up to us.
Neri & Hu
Stellar Works’ creative direction is overseen by the Neri&Hu Design and Research Office. Founded in 2004, the design practice is based in Shanghai and London and led by architects Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu. The company’s diverse, multicultural team strives to reinvent classic craft, adding a fresh, contemporary touch to their projects and collaborations all over the world.
Neri&Hu’s interdisciplinary approach to architecture and interior, graphic and product design is rooted in context, never formulaic or conventional, and built around a commitment to creating forms with meaning. The studio’s work has earned a host of awards internationally, including placement on Architectural Record’s ‘Design Vanguard’ in 2009, Architectural Review’s Award for Emerging Architecture in 2010, induction into Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame in 2013, and the title of Wallpaper* Designer of the Year 2014.