The Analog Cabinet was created for the sole purpose of storing and playing LP records. The specificity of the program enabled a thorough exploration of limitations and requirements. Fixed dimensions were available for record sleeves, integrated speakers, receiver and turntable. The box height resulted from the tightest possible arrangement of stacking the receiver and table while allowing suitable airflow. Depth was similarly determined by accommodating the turntable dimensions with an inch on all sides as a contingency for equipment changes or upgrades. The length was variable on two factors- the amount of LP storage desired and the maximum length of material, in this case 4x8 Baltic Birch plywood.
Beyond these practical limitations, the design intent was focused on a minimal aesthetic, a delicate steel base and quiet detailing. The shell features a continuous grain wrap accomplished by the use of a lock miter corner detail. The lid functions as a dustcover while closed and features a shallow shelf to display the current playing record while open. European overlay hinges and a soft close stay enables the lid to close itself effortlessly and silently. Narrow touch latch drawers provide accessory storage above integrated speakers with custom wrapped white cloth grills. Cavity space along the back allowed for cable routing and an incorporated power strip.