HARD-WORKING STYLE: OUR TOP 8 CREDENZAS
Originally a classic dining room staple doing double duty holding china and displaying food, credenzas have become one of the most popular pieces in modern interior design. Equally at home in living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and beyond, credenzas’ multitasking style makes them ideal for all sorts of uses and spaces. With countless interpretations, styles, and finishes to choose from, we’ve chosen 8 of the most breathtaking, from some of our favorite design houses, to whet your appetite.
1. 5th Avenue Credenza by Gallotti&Radice
With its shiny allure reminiscent of New York’s famed 5th Avenue, designer Marcello Pozzi’s elegant and modern unit features “supermirror” stainless steel and black lacquered, solid ash strips. The beveled top is bright black “Grigio Italia” smoked glass, with satin brass detail underneath.
2. Linear Sideboard by Riva 1920
Designer David Knott’s Linear Sideboard features an original opening system through special grooves on the top and a distinctive iron frame along the upper part of the doors and the top front. The inside is illuminated by LED strips along the inner sides, activated automatically via sensors when the doors are opened.
3. Stripes Sideboard by Emmemobili
The artisans of Emmemobili have been working with wood since 1879, offering their famous craftsmanship and quality to consumers with “items which will improve the quality of life of anyone who buys them.” Designed By Ferruccio Laviani, the Stripes Sideboard is distinguished by its façade, decorated by triangular profiles in solid wood, singly hand-applied to create a striking asymmetrical design.
4. Walnut Multileg Cabinet by BD Barcelona
One of the iconic pieces in the 2006 Showtime Collection, Jamie Hayon’s Multileg Cabinet has been updated by BD Barcelona with a new walnut finish. The inside, back panel, doors, and tops are available in varnished or natural effect walnut, with legs in turned alderwood.
Dia brings together attention to detail with traditional woodworking in a cabinet in walnut Canaletto wood with sliding leather doors. Designed By Chi Wing Lo, Dia’s functionality and aesthetics meld together to offer a stylish space for holding everything from books to tableware, thanks to its drawers, wide shelving, and revolving trays.
6. Slim Side Credenza by Henge
Henge creates pieces that are far more than just furniture, but presences that live and age, developing their own unique patina and personality, like Massimo Castagna’s elegant and refined Slim Side Credenza. Featuring a wooden structure, doors, and top, and an interior in black eucalyptus thermowood, the breathtaking finishes include burnished brass, scratched brass, burnished Platino, and burnished Titanio.
7. Marea Cabinet by De Castelli
Shaping luxurious lifestyles around the unique appeal and texture of metal, De Castelli is a celebration of artisan expertise and unparalleled workmanship. Designed By Zanelatto & Bortotto, Marea (tide, in Italian) features a painterly effect that resembles water’s erosion. Each piece in the collection, composed of a chest of drawers, low credenza and cabinet, is unique thanks to an entirely hand-crafted finish that transforms the metal surface into a delicate watercolor.
Designed by the highly regarded duo M. Marconato & T. Zappa for luxury Italian brand Porada, the Masai Sideboard offers excellent storage capacity with two side cupboards and three central drawers. The striking "twist" feature follows the grain of the wood, with the stylish base in brown matt solid metal.