Key facts

Product:
Kast
Family:
Kast
Manufacturer:
Vitra
Designer:
Maarten Van Severen
Order number:
213 008 01
Architonic ID:
1033202
Country:
Switzerland
Launched:
2005
Groups:
Storage/Shelving-Sideboards
Storage/Shelving-Shelving systems

Product description

3 HU (file height), eight sliding doors
1380 × 2440 × 400 mm

Product family

Concept

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.