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Top Ten: Credenzas

Inspired by a riveting Designer Pages conversation on the difference between a credenza and a sideboard, this week’s top ten looks at our favorite low slung storage units, whatever you might call them.

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1. Peep
DESIGNER: Note Design Studio
PRICE: Inquire for pricing

An experiment in color and form, perforated metal lightens up the Peep credenza allowing passage of light and an open storage unit.

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2. Shift
DESIGNER: Scholten Baijings
MANUFACTURER: Pastoe
PRICE: Inquire for pricing
56 cm H x 210 cm W x 45 cm D

Shift combines a minimalist shape with an expressive use of colors. Thanks to its colored, translucent sliding doors, an intriguing play of colors occurs when the cabinet is opened and closed.

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3. Eames Storage Unit
DESIGNER: Charles and Ray Eames
MANUFACTURER: Herman Miller
PRICE: $1,649
32.5” H x 16” D x 47.5” H

This modular storage system is an icon and classic. The wire and birch combination will never go out of style.

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4. White Lacquer Credenza
DESIGNER: Volk Furniture
MANUFACTURER: Volk Furniture
PRICE: Inquire for pricing
32.5”H x 68”W x 20”D

Volk’s White Lacquer Credenza mixes white oak and white lacquer for a look that is both tailored and inviting.

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5. FWD Credenza
DESIGNER: UM Project
MANUFACTURER: UM Project
PRICE: $4,600 - $7,600
64” x 19” x 28.75”

A signature piece from UM Project, the FWD Credenza mixes playfully colored powder-coated steel with natural wood for a unique profile that is distinctly UM.

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6. Printed Token Sideboard
DESIGNER: Token
MANUFACTURER: Token
PRICE: Inquire for pricing
27.75”H × 21.75”W × 54”L

Designed with Flat Vernacular, the Printed Sideboard utilizes the graphic arts studio’s patterns on both the exterior and interior of the unit for stunning results.

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7. PCHseries Buffet
DESIGNER: MASHstudios
MANUFACTURER: MASHstudios
PRICE: $3,040
72” W X 28” H X 21” D

An aluminum panel cast to look like rugged wood gives this straight-forward credenza a beautifully contemporary spin.

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8. Punch
DESIGNER: Alexander Taylor
MANUFACTURER: Established and Sons
PRICE: Inquire for pricing
L1800mm x D450mm x H650mm

The clean, minimal line of this credenza is juxtaposed with the graphic, beveled holes for a balanced unit that packs a visual punch.

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9. Low Morrison
DESIGNER: Egg Collective
MANUFACTURER: Egg Collective
PRICE: Inquire for pricing
78″l x 20″w x 32″h

Egg Collective’s take on the classic credenza utilizes natural white oak with a contrasting blackened steel top for a polished aesthetic.

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10. Dang Media Stand
DESIGNER: Blu Dot
MANUFACTURER: Blu Dot
PRICE: $899
42” x 29.25” x 20”

A bit too pretty to be a conventional media stand, Blu Dot’s subtle contemporary lines of its Dang Media Stand give it an edge that is matched only by its affordable price. True Blu Dot style.

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Posted February 5th, 2013 by Jean Lin


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