Arteim presents the Glass vitrine, a contemporary interpretation of the original Cabinet of curiosities, creating a practical storage solution that can be modified to any size and with any finish.
Featured here is the Vitrine from two separate commissions - one, hand painted with a dyed sycamore interior and polished almond gold metalwork and the other, foraged oak with black chrome detail, giving a more urban, industrial feel. Both examples showcase the Arteim invisible glass corner door system and timber framed glass shelves.
Wunderkammern, or Cabinets of curiosities, arose in mid-sixteenth-century Europe as repositories for all manner of wondrous and exotic objects. In essence, these collections- combining specimens, diagrams and illustrations from many disciplines; drawing on natural, man-made and artificial worlds can be seen as the precursors to museums.