Schrank8: the gallery in a cabinet

Dutch designer Hansje van Halem has a display cabinet in her living room. Nothing unusual in that, you might think, except that this cabinet doubles as a gallery space which is open daily to the public

Dutch designer Hansje van Halem has a display cabinet in her living room. Nothing unusual in that, you might think, except that this cabinet doubles as a gallery space which is open daily to the public

Van Halem calls the cabinet in her studio-cum-living-room in Amsterdam Schrank8. It’s a 1930s model, originally from Germany. Every two months an artist will be invited to fill the cabinet with their work.

The first Schrank8 exhibitor was Bart de Baets whose show finished in February. Currently occupying the cabinet, however, is Job Wouters aka Letman who designed our Feburary 2009 cover.

Letman has filled the cabinet with his hand-lettered posters, flyers and illustrations.

Here he is putting the finishing touches to the display (you can just see our Feb 09 issue on the table).

The show is up until April 25, but if you fancy visiting, please call or email van Halem first (it is her living room, after all), details here

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