Koen Devos together with Vij5

“While presenting at fairs we always keep our eyes open for new and interesting designs for the Vij5 collection. This surprising movement, designed by Koen Devos, was spotted by Arjan during Kortrijk Interieur, and only a few weeks later it got rewarded with a Red Dot Design Award!

After the fair we sat down with Koen to discuss our possible collaboration, resulting in a new eye-catching product for our collection. In this cabinet the door starts to fall open in a subtle and calm way by simply pulling the oakwood lever on top!”

– Arjan & Anieke


Doors cannot be opened without a handle … you can however hide the handles, style them, make them very bold, etc. but they are always present. While most cabinets are using the same hinges or sliding mechanisms, there are still other ways to open a door. This inspired Koen Devos to make a cupboard where the user does not open the door, gravity does! By simply pulling the lever, the door starts falling open in a subtle and calm way.

It becomes surprisingly poetic. You don’t expect the door to open, let alone with a graceful and slow swing making it a pleasure for the eye.

The only thing you need to do is to mobilise the axis..


design by Koen Devos

in collection since 2015

material lacquered mdf with a small oak lever
note: standard with 2 solid oak wood shelves on the inside (not visible on images!)

dimensions 65cm x 65cm x 35cm

colour variations:
available from stock in RAL5007 brilliant-blue or RAL9003 signal-white
available on order in RAL6019 pastel-green or RAL7016 anthracite-grey
other custom colours possible on request




Red Dot Design Award Winner 2015


Object Award at Interior 2014, Kortrijk


Vij5 designer KoenDeVos