Furniture designer Silas Kopf's unusual two-door cabinet known as Bricolage presents a self-portrait of the artist enclosing himself in masonry. The storage unit features invisible hinges to refrain from exposing a gap or bump in the brickwork and boasts adjustable interior shelves. The design seems simple enough in its chimney-like layout, but such is the work of an experienced craftsman.
Kopf, who hails from Easthampton, Massachusetts, has a degree in architecture from Princeton University, which has given him his foundation for building furniture. He also earned a fellowship to study traditional marquetry in Paris at École Boulle. It was shortly after this educational excursion that Kopf constructed Bricolage, which roughly translates as do-it-yourself or handywork. Additionally, the artist traveled across Europe, stopping in Italy, England, and Sweden where he picked up techniques to expand on his craft.
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