Take Out is a piece of storage furniture, which resembles a traditional chest of drawers with the exception that the drawers have been replaced by portable briefcases.
This makes it possible for each briefcase to be taken to the next room or even on a longer trip. Take Out is ideal for the storage of, for example, toys or tools, things that are used in more than one place.
The piece of furniture consists of an outer shell made of MDF board, aluminum shelves, steel legs and plastic briefcases by Plasticase. The basic idea can be modified into various shapes and sizes. For the Sauma exhibition, Klaus Aalto has made a series of three different sized sets of drawers. Although the prototypes are intended for mass production, they could also be turned into a series of unique pieces of furniture with briefcases made of different materials.
The idea was born in 2003 out of Klaus Aalto’s personal need for a storage solution for tools. Initially, he thought of making the briefcases himself, but he quickly decided to look for existing alternatives. After a long search for a metal briefcase, he settled for Plasticase, totally satisfied with the looks and the feel of the product as well as its price. These plastic briefcases, designed by Michel Dallaire and manufactured in Canada, remind him of the briefcases of Playmobil toy characters. The Plasticase briefcases can be ordered in about ten different colors with custom-made foam padding and labels.
Klaus Aalto thinks that Take Out is above all a functional object. Its ideal uses, according to him, are storing labeled briefcases of children’s toys or organizing tools in the garage. Children can take their toys with them when they go to their grandparents’ or parents can take out just those tool briefcases they need.