Mathias Hahn calls his Kin collection, “a family of cabinets.” And like most clans, his comes in a range of kindred shapes and sizes. Or, as he puts it, “Each has its own character and yet harmonizes perfectly with its siblings.”
Hahn trained in industrial design in his native Germany before studying under Ron Arad at London’s Royal College of Art. He received the 2010 German Design Award as Newcomer/Finalist and has his own London studio with a client roster that includes Ligne Roset, Kvadrat, and Another Country. His new cupboards were designed for Zeitraum of Germany and unveiled at the recent Cologne Furniture Fair. They caught our eye as a good answer to countless storage questions.
Above: The Kin Tiny in solid oak. Each piece is made to order and available in plain oak, oak stained in 12 colors, and American oak. The cabinet interiors can be configured to suit the needs of the room.
In the US, the Kin collection is available from Suite NY; starting at $2,680, inquire for more details.
Above: A two-drawer version of the Kin Tiny makes an ideal bedside table. It’s shown here in American walnut.
Above: The Kin Tiny in stained oak with matte powder-coated steel legs.
Above: The Kin Long in stained oak works well as a dining or living room cabinet (the design can be connected to form a long sideboard and is also available on taller powdered-coated steel legs, ideal for a front hall.)
Above: The pieces can also be stacked.
Above: The Kin Big can be put to use as a bedroom wardrobe, kitchen cabinet, or hallway cupboard.
Above: Go to Zeitraum to see the full collection and find more ordering information.
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N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran April 4, 2016.