KABINET is an ambitious experiment forged out of the pursuit of tasteful aesthetics and a longlasting friendship. The longing for the future of craftsmanship lies in the foundation of this partnership. Since meeting at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan during their Bachelor’s degrees, Danu Chirinciuc developed his expertise in furniture making in Verona while Daniel Nikolovski moved onto practising interior design internationally before returning to study his Masters in Interior Design at the Royal College of Art.
The two reunited with one simple idea to collaborate and design a capsule furniture collection for Salone del Mobile 2019, composed of upholstered goods and cabinets in different wood finishes and paints. This collaboration came out rethinking how upholstered goods are defined today, and proceeded to extend their network of collaborating artisans specialised in resin, metal, lighting and textiles, with the ambitious mission to breathe new life into the Veneto furniture craft region.
The design duo has the vision to bring a youthful interpretation of Italian furniture-making and rare materials into every urban dwellers’ homes. As much as they are in touch with the new, Danu and Daniel do not see the past as obsolete. Never ones to be constrained by a single inspiration, they take the liberty to marry a multitude of inspirations – from minimalistic sculptures, naturally forming limestones, to the iconic designs of Dino Gavina – which formed the core identity of the brand: future nostalgia. Rooted in contemporary art and design culture, pieces from KABINET carry playful forms and colours and daring combinations of materials, integrating unrivalled Italian craftsmanship with a fine contemporary sensibility.
Even the smallest item from KABINET will become a treasured collectible in the connoisseur’s tastefully curated home.