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A vide poche—French for empty pockets—is a valet tray or empty bowl used to collect change, keys, and daily miscellany. This object reimagines the thoughtful space where gentlemen once retired their watches and chains as they emptied their pockets at night.
Rafael de Cárdenas created Le-Cube All specifically for Cultured and Artsy. The edition is composed of four Red Lacquer and four Black Sparkle cubes.
The limited edition catch-all is accompanied by a custom crate, 3 types of rods for displaying the piece, and certificate of authenticity.
This object is available for purchase exclusively on Artsy and it ships from New York. When applicable, sales tax will also be added at checkout. The estimated cost for domestic ground shipping is $25.00. We will work with you to coordinate shipping and the cost will be added to your purchase order.
About Rafael de Cárdenas
Once described as “a renaissance man with an intrinsic sense for color”, Rafael de Cardenas is an architect and designer who, in his own bold and eclectic way, has redefined the modern interior. At the helm of his own design firm, Architecture at Large, since 2006, de Cardenas has designed commercial spaces for Nike, Cappellini, HBO, and Baccarat, developed his own lines of furniture and footwear, and decorated homes of the rich and famous in Europe and New York. His aesthetic is characteristically vibrant and geometric, evoking kitsch and Art Deco with its saturated colors and zigzagging lines. “I like to bend the rules of traditional architecture to produce moods and elicit emotional response,” he says. A staunch defender of ornament for ornament’s sake, de Cardenas drew early inspiration from Italian designers like Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini, whom he has described as being “weird for the sake of being weird.”
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