Midst is a minimal cabinet created by New York-based designer Michele J Lee. Midst is a cabinet for ever changing precious things. Midst highlights the relationship with the objects people hold dear through the simple act of storage. This experience is enhanced by materiality, subtly engaging us with the ambient qualities of our indoor environment.

Midst’s box within the box represents consciousness within our perception. These are elements taken from the main inspiration behind Midst, the philosophy of Phenomenology. As Phenomenology is about experiencing the experience for the experience itself, the designer wanted to physically represent the preciousness of our relationship with the objects people revere.

Photography by Ryin Rosenberg