Unique Designs: The Mist Cabinet by Rachel Harding

When you think of unique designs, you have to think about Rachel Harding. Her Mist Cabinet is a display cabinet that curates the view.

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Constructed from clear cast acrylic, the opacity of each box switches between transparent and translucent as one passes by, “creating an intriguing choreography of hidden and seen” says the designer.

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The cabinet uses a minimalist construction to create a series of transparent boxes that react to various viewing angles. Each box is covered in a special coating to create this “magical effect”.

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“I wanted to re-invent the idea of the traditional display cabinet, instead of simply falling into the background, this cabinet interacts with the objects inside, and encourages the user to take a second look.”

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Rachel Harding is a British designer working in London and Amsterdam. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, Rachel moved to the Netherlands to be an in-house designer at Droog, working on the Droog collection and on conceptual projects inspired by everything from the factory floors of China to the glittering heights of Russia.

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Rachel marries a realistic approach to product design with a fascination in cultural shifts and global systems. Combining research and observation, she produces conceptual designs with a strong sense of materiality and form.

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Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree from Cambridge University and a master’s from the Royal College of Art.

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She has exhibited her independent work in the UK and internationally, and with Droog in London, Milan, Moscow, and Guangzhou. Rachel currently has a studio in London, she runs a platform at the RCA, and she is developing products with clients.

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