Bear Garage by Onion
The owners of a house, has chosen to design the house to showcase their collection of toy bears have brought Thai design studio Onion back to extend the display cases into the garage.
Onion originally renovated the house at the Cha-Am Beach resort in Thailand to include cabinets for Be@rbrick ornamental bears and have now created a new exhibition area inside the garage for over seventy bears.
The studio designed an L-shaped cabinet that takes up two walls of the garage, made from matte white laminated plastic and fronted with glass. “Be@rbrick cabinet brings light to Bear Garage,” Onion said. “It somehow transforms the entire space.”
Faceted surfaces inside the cases extend outward to merge with the ceiling.
Down the longest side, the height of the display space decreases from the top and bottom, plus the figures are spaced closer together towards the garage door.
Paired with distorted black perspective lines across the sloping surfaces and progressively smaller shelves, the eye is tricked into thinking the bears increase in size.
Each bear design sits on its own shelf with room to be accompanied by smaller versions, individually illuminated by an LED spotlight.
Along the shorter wall, the bears are packed in tightly and shelves are spaced to accommodate different sized figurines.
Additional strip LEDs are hidden in and behind the ledges. A large window allows the display to be viewed from the living room.
Photography is by Wison Tungthunya.