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JIDDU CABINET

2010

cherry, caning

42”L X 10”W X 14”H

The Jiddu Cabinet represents an evolving study in converging a Western vernacular with the tenets of Eastern aesthetic principles. Its references transcend cultural practices, melding Japanese Tansu cabinetry and caning, a craft that has flourished for over two millennia from Peru to the Philippines. In drawing upon decorative canons across time and geography, an object is created which both speaks a global language and belongs decisively to its own time and place. Proportioned to accommodate the average reading book, this elongated cabinet is intended for use as a desk hutch.