Top Ten: Marvelous Medicine Cabinets

Often looking past the hub of medicines in design, our focus for this week's Top Ten list zeroes us back in on one of the most intriguing spectacles for the typical house guest. Instead of ignoring its ability to be designed up a notch, let's take a moment to honor the ultra-functional designs of medicinal storage that watch us closely as we ponder what's within.

Top Ten: Marvelous Medicine Cabinets.

Kick Up Your Bathroom Design with a Mirror, Rounded Edges, and/or the Adjustable Shelves of a Modern Medicine Cabinet

1. Seville
PRICE: $249
Dimensions: 23"W x 6.5"D x 29.5"H

Crafted using a solid hardwood frame and deep espresso finish, the Seville is a wall-mounted medicine cabinet by Pottery Barn that includes a small shelf at its base for frequently used items or decoration. For ease of use and a smooth aesthetic, the cabinet includes cutout finger pulls that make the tempered glass shelves within quietly accessible.

Top Ten: Marvelous Medicine Cabinets.

2. Loft Collection
DESIGNER: Michael S. Smith
PRICE: $6,098+
Dimensions: 33-1/8"W x 39-3/4"H x 5-1/2"D

Using dimming 25-watt color-corrected lights on either side of the sleek mirror medicine cabinet of the Loft Collection, it displays the simple industrial look reminiscent of the 1920s. With its wall-mounted installation and ample storage space of three interior glass shelves, the mirror and cabinet compliment the entire Loft Collection that Michael S. Smith created for Kallista.

Top Ten: Marvelous Medicine Cabinets.

3. Standard Collection
MANUFACTURER: American Standard
PRICE: $453
Dimensions: 39" x 26" x 6 1/4" mirror; 14" x 21 3/4" x 4"cabinet

In a durable brass construction with your choice of a chrome or satin finish, the Standard Collection's medicine cabinet by American Standard is flanked with adjustable side mirrors. Its lifetime warranty and hidden mounting appeals to anyone with a healthy, high design standard.

Top Ten: Marvelous Medicine Cabinets.

4. Unto This Last
PRICE: £95 - £115
Dimensions: 23.6"H x 17.7"W x 8.3"D

In white or brown laminated birch, (or for £20 more, in oiled and waxed oak or walnut), the UK-based studio, Unto This Last, has produced a non-reflective Medicine Cabinet that keeps its design cool and clean. Also available as a bedside cabinet/table, it's a special design that outweighs glossy counterparts for the au natural home.

Top Ten: Marvelous Medicine Cabinets.

5. Cross
DESIGNER: Thomas Ericksson
PRICE: $821
Dimensions: 17" x 5.7" x 17"

Since its design in 1992 hit the scene, Thomas Ericksson's Cross Medicine Cabinet for Cappellini has been a bold graphic statement. Choose from five colors of bright, lacquered metal in one of the world's most recognizable symbols (of its same name) to breathe some fresh air into the bathroom design as a whole.

Top Ten: Marvelous Medicine Cabinets.

6. Cadet
DESIGNER: Mark Daniel of Slate Design
PRICE: $199
Dimensions: 15.75"W x 11.75"D x 51.75"H

In a non-wall-mounted design that takes hi-gloss white lacquer and gunmetal gray pulls to new lengths, the Cadet Cabinet by Mark Daniel for CB2 is a versatile cabinet great for the bathroom, living room, or bedroom. With two stacked, recessed doors that have an adjustable shelf behind each, towels and other items fit perfectly into its lean form.
Top Ten: Marvelous Medicine Cabinets.

7. Uplift
PRICE: Available upon request
Dimensions: 25-1/4" - 30"W x  25-1/4" - 30"H x 7-5/8"D

A sliding door that lifts up and into a set position, the Uplift cabinets are an innovative new approach to the traditional medicine cabinet. The storage space inside houses everything from lighting to electricity that supports an LCD television based on your preferences.
Top Ten: Marvelous Medicine Cabinets.

8. Natasha 5262-BLW
PRICE: Available upon request
Dimensions: 22"W x 9"D x 32"H

Adorned in a polished chrome belt and exotic veneers, the Natasha bathroom collection is a touch vintage with a whole lot of modern. Coupled with a matching mirror and wall cabinet from the Natasha line, this DecoLav medicine cabinet is anything but sterile.

Top Ten: Marvelous Medicine Cabinets.

9. Versatile w/light
PRICE: $1,190-1,590
Dimensions: 14.9"w x 22"h x 4.8"d or 22.8"W x 22"H x 4.8"D

In an array of different sizes, characteristics, and wood finishes, the Versatile Collection boasts its mirror, take or leave the light and the cabinet. Using the latest technology along with a rounded-edge rectangular design, this medicinal unit is the perfect prescription for straightforward, beautiful design.

Top Ten: Marvelous Medicine Cabinets.

10. Nexio
PRICE: $207
Dimensions: 24"H x 12"W x 4-3/4"D

Versatile and functional, the Nexio is known for its solid, wall-mounted position that is crafted out of German-engineered stainless steel for strength. Behind the locking, frosted glass door with or without a medical emblem, this matte finish unit comes with four shelves for maximum storage.

Top Ten: Marvelous Medicine Cabinets.

Hope you enjoyed our roundup of the Top Ten Marvelous Medicine Cabinets!

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Posted July 6, 2011 by Sonja Hall

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