Clopen Shelf Panel / Torafu Architects

© Yosuke Owashi
© Yosuke Owashi

The ‘Clopen’ shelf panel, designed by Torafu Architects, is constructed from elaborate aluminum parts, and at 34mm thick, it looks as if it’s made of natural wood. Attaching sliced veneer to a thin structure, they made space between two boards which can be opened using magnetic keys. When pulled, a secret 23mm thick drawer appears, which is of minimal thickness to store your valuables such as stamps and passbooks. More images of their product after the break.

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "Clopen Shelf Panel / Torafu Architects" 25 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>