10 Unusual Credenzas And Cabinets To Make A Statement

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A credenza is a sideboard, it’s often used in dining rooms, kitchens and living rooms for storing different things, and it can be used as a home bar. Today I’m going to inspire you with some of the coolest modern credenzas, with which you can make a bold statement in your home design.

Do you have a sweet tooth like me? If yes, you’ll be just excited with this credenza! Its design reminds of sweets like no other! The door and drawer fronts use solid and veneered maple; hardware and base are blackened steel. The design is kind of a fresh approach to mid-century modern furniture, with a twist. Such a playful and whimsy piece will be a compliment for any modern interior.

Confetti Credenza (via alrio.info)

Confetti Credenza (via alrio.info)

Explosion cabinet is made from maple, glass, and stainless steel. As a closed unit, the piece stands as wooden credenza with transparent side panels providing a glimpse within its intriguing volume. A central vertical seam beckons a physical response: with a gentle push, internal rails slide further and further apart until it seems that the cabinet has erupted from its original form. As its exterior extends and extrudes outward, it retains aesthetically beautiful geometric proportions.

Explosion Cabinet By Sebastin Errazuriz (via www.designboom.com)

Explosion Cabinet By Sebastin Errazuriz (via www.designboom.com)

If you need a cool minimalist piece, though funny and colorful, with a slight mid-century accent, you’ll like this one – Credenza by Chuck Routhier. It’s simple, minimal, convenient by design, yet manages to break out with a personality all its own: happy, sturdy, the little train that could! The piece is handmade of 1″ Baltic birch plywood, with rubber dipped legs and a choice of reversible felt-covered sliding doors.

Credenza by Chuck Routhier (via alrio.info)

Credenza by Chuck Routhier (via alrio.info)

Big Sur Credenza is inspired by Central California’s Big Sur area. The piece is unusual, first of all, due to the straight lines and amazing wood: a ripple in wood on one side and a large scarred latch on the other. The weaving side is handmade, there are 4 drawers hidden behind it. The second part of the credenza has a unique lock where you can see the remaining imperfectness of the wood.

Big Sur Credenza by Jory Brigham (via alrio.info)

Big Sur Credenza by Jory Brigham (via alrio.info)

The Birch Bark Series of cabinets feature door panels clad in birch bark that’s harvested in northeastern Alaska, which are paired with black or white lacquered cabinets for a modern look. As each tree’s bark is completely unique, the bark doors will be as well, guaranteeing one-of-a-kind pieces. The cabinets come in various sizes, ranging from bedside pieces to credenzas, making sure there’s one to fit your needs.

Birch Bark Cabinet by Union Wood Co (via alrio.info)

Birch Bark Cabinet by Union Wood Co (via alrio.info)

Bar/Sotti is multifunctional in that it could work as a credenza-type storage piece or it could be a really cool home bar. The piece was manufactured by Studio Vitty out of gray and tangerine Corian, giving it a dynamic finished look. A grid pattern was cut into the sliding doors and graphic patterns were used on the tray and bucket that holds ice or a bottle. The bucket can even be used as a vase or as a planter.

Bar/Sotti by Allex Colontonio (via alrio.info)

Bar/Sotti by Allex Colontonio (via alrio.info)

Inspired by stained glass windows found at holy sites, the colorful Credenza series uses contemporary, graphic patterns and playful colors, the pieces were produced by highly skilled Italian artisans that still use the thousand-year old manual technique. Much like the stained glass windows, the pieces were designed to have light pass through them changing the look and feel of the space they’re presented in.

Stained Glass Credenza by Patricia Urquiola and Federico Pepe (via design-milk.com)

Stained Glass Credenza by Patricia Urquiola and Federico Pepe (via design-milk.com)

This is a series of artistic, hand-painted credenzas to get excited for real! The classic credenza has a powder coated steel base, with a streamlined minimalist form. The front is where the credenza gets a unique spin. Zoe’s painting decorates the front, giving a sharp contrast between clean lines and a rich, lacquer coated front.

hand-painted credenza by Zoë Pawlak and Jeff Martin (via design-milk.com)

hand-painted credenza by Zoë Pawlak and Jeff Martin (via design-milk.com)

This unique diamond sideboard is a faceted and totally manually produced piece. Contains two doors, two drawers and a shelf. The interior is finished in golden leaf. Legs are manually carved lined with golden leaf. The sideboard is made from wood finished with silver leaf with a shade of translucent amethyst with high gloss varnish, it’s inspired by Gothics.

Diamond Sideboard By Boca Do Lobo (via https:)

Diamond Sideboard By Boca Do Lobo (via https:)

Instead of opening with traditional doors, the Wave Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz is accessed by pulling back one of the many slats along its length to create an opening in the form and a fan-like pattern across the surface. The white-lacquered Baltic birch slats form the top and two longest sides of the horizontal cuboid-shaped cabinet, sat on four steel legs.

Wave Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz (via https:)

Wave Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz (via https:)