A classic desk cabinet shaped like a wheelbarrow. Quiroga doesn’t only surprise in its shape, but as well with the story of this piece. The designer, originally from Germany, takes a big interest in history, especially in the history of The Netherlands where she has been living for the last ten years.
During her research on Dutch history she got to know about the founding father of The Netherlands: William I, Prince of Orange and Count of Nassau. She was intrigued by the man who wrote the national anthem and took an interest in his life. She studied books, visited museums, watched movies and got inspired by the places he had visited and the time period that he had lived. The result of this journey through time is a classic desk cabinet.
The measurements of this piece are derived from important dates in the life of Prince William. The desk length for example measures 153,3 meter, which refers to his date of birth. Quiroga had chosen to design a desk cabinet because of the fact that William of Orange was a diplomat. He travelled a lot in his life and later on he became a refuge. Therefore the designer wanted this piece to be movable. This is how the desk cabinet has been shaped as a wheelbarrow. Instead of a wood wheel Quiroga chose to use a bike wheel. The minimalistic design of the desk refers to the gothic architectural period in the late 16th century.
This piece is the first of a collection based on important events in Dutch history.
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