Typically, rainbows need a collision of water drops and sunlight at a precise geometry to exist. The magic happens when the light hits the droplets at an angle of 42 degrees--which is why you won't see a rainbow at noon.
French-born, Tokyo-based designer Emmanuelle Moureaux’s work consistently gives Kermit something colorful to sing about, rendering all that science unnecessary. Her latest, the Mille-Feuille chest of drawers for German furniture maker Schönbuch, conjures ROYGBIV anywhere and at any time.
Inspired by the idea of colored sheets of paper thrown into the air--wheeling and dipping, then settling back on the ground in a random stack--Mille-Feuille (French for 1,000 sheets) comes in three sizes. Get the entire arc-en-ciel in a 21-layer cabinet, a green- and blue-hued cabinet of 12 layers, or an eight-layer nightstand model in yellow through pink. Each drawer consists of three stacks of color.
As sky-sweeping as its inspiration may be, the Mille-Feuille seems like a minor undertaking when compared with Moureaux's usual large-scale installation work. Just last month she outfitted an entire Tokyo gallery ceiling with a floating gradient of color crafted from sheets and sheets of paper. And in March, to even more epic proportions, Moureaux created a building façade with stacks of vibrant hues jutting outward for the Tokyo Sugamo Shinkin Bank.
Find out about pricing and availability for the Mille-Feuille drawers through Schöenbuch.