Houdini infuses a touch of mystery into spaces with its ingenious design style that creates magical optical effects and secret compartments.
An objet d’ art, a multifunctional cabinet, a treasure chest: Houdini is designed as a sculptural and monumental object that combines Giorgetti’s cabinet-making finesse and its designer, Roberto Lazzeroni’s signature aesthetics. Houdini expresses a perfect balance of shape and function; its form creating a dialogue of beauty and function with the surrounding environment.
“The aim was to create a cabinet with a fluid function in the home: from the living room to the sleeping area. I wanted it to be a mysterious piece of furniture, to have secrets and magic: it takes its name from this initial idea,” Lazzeroni explains the concept. “In the two-door version, the columns are two chests that open to reveal shelves, compartments, drawers… It is a sort of magic; it becomes a house of things, a box of wonders.”
A selection of classic materials takes the lead to infuse a touch of mystery and magic into the cabinet design. The external surface features inlays in Canaletto walnut or maple, arranged according to the direction of the veins, vertical and horizontal, resulting in an iridescent effect. The designer also placed
perpendicular and inclined lines based on the shape of the inlays to create a curious optical effect. When the cabinet is viewed from a distance, the inlays seem to converge in the middle of the cabinet and become wider at the top and the bottom.
Houdini is available in two versions, with one or two columns accommodating drawers, shelves, compartments, empty pocket trays and leather-finished doors, which reveal themselves under an LED light system. For the single-column version, you can go for either a right or left door opening, while the two-column model comes with two hidden compartments.