PlusMinus by Röthlisberger



Designer Hans-Jörg Ruch
Launched in 2007
Architonic id 1051470

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This cupboard evokes memories – of some of the great wardrobes of the past, for example. Or inspires dreams – of a simple loft, perhaps, in which the PlusMinus would make an ideal, and atmospheric, centrepiece, whether as a bar, as a cupboard for tableware, or as a wardrobe. Perhaps because it was developed as part of a completely new interior for an old house in the Engadine.
PlusMinus is made of solid chestnut, a wood which gives it an exclusive appearance and which needed intensive development work, especially on the doors. After all, solid wood expands and contracts depending on air humidity. Which is why cabinetmakers have long been using the principle of framing and pa-nelling to allow wood the necessary breathing space. The solution developed for this cupboard was a new one, however: Here, the doors are made of vertical panels which interlock according to the plus-minus system, making for sufficient play in the joints. The frame is provided by two horizontal strips attached to the back which prevent the joints from coming adrift. Tradition is here combined with innovation in much the same way.

Cupboard doors made of solid chestnut. Carcass veneered in chestnut, or painted dark brown (RAL 8022). Drawers, clothes rack, and shelves made of glass or wood upon request.

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