With sketching I played with the decorative elements found on gates, the lattice walls around the front of shops, the bright metal panels bent with an X for added strength, and even traditional clay structures for storing food.
Once I settled on a three-door, creased sheet metal front credenza, I worked on making it flat packable. I wanted it to be easy for them to move, as well as for me to deliver. I considered making it from three modular cubes so the doors could be rearranged, but I realized it would be a lot easier with removable hinges. For cost savings I designed all the 3/4” panels to be cut from one 4’x8’ sheet, with a 1/4” piece for the back. Lastly, by controlling the dado depths, everything attaches together with one screw length.