”To see furniture blighted by dangling cables is a sad thing.” Technology integrated harmoniously within a warm and imperfect human aesthetic not only becomes useful, it becomes magical.

Found in an abandoned Edinburgh house, this chest is said to be the specimen cabinet of a certain dr. Robert Knox, a physician of some standing but of dubious acquaintances.

The chest now comprises of five velvet quilt-lined drawers and jewellery drawer lined with a curiously fine leather. all are softly illuminated and close with precision gearing.

Induction coils are positioned under the leather-covered top to wirelessly charge devices, and integrated usb connections in the jewellery drawer allow for wired powering without unsightly cables.

The jewellery drawer itself is unlocked by acoustic sensors responding to a sequence of knocks applied upon the surface above the drawer.

A filament lamp is enclosed inside the smoke-damaged glass cloche. Illumination is motion-activated by bringing a hand into its vicinity. it is dimmed and brightened by lowering or raising the hand accordingly.