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Splendid sideboards

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
  by PURE Wood Design
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In most cases, living rooms and corridors are decorated with a sideboard. The one main advantage is obvious; it provides storage for a space that is relatively small. There are several varieties of these practical helpers. Typically speaking, they can be divided into three different designs: low board, high board and sliding board. A floating board is different from the other two in that it has no slender feet, and is attached using a rail system to a wall. The choice of materials is as diverse as the range of forms. What was once a solitary piece of furniture, housing a record player or some decorative objects, the sideboard has moved away from this single use, and is now a staple in many homes and apartments. Today we are going to look at some stunning examples of sideboards on the homify platform. 

Turning heads

It is always a triumph to see pre-loved objects remodelled into a fantastic new piece of furniture. The Berlin-based company, Möbelhauerei specialises in turning common objects into functional pieces of furniture. As you can see, this stunning sideboard combines traditional craftsmanship, industrial design and art and successfully fuses them together into a single creation. The elegant lettering reminds us of the days when artisans left initials on their work, letting both current and future owners of the furniture know whose skillful hands it was that produced such a piece. 

A makers mark

Upon closer inspection, you can see the fine imperfections that cover the timber. This feature does not detract from the design at all, in fact, it adds to the character and individuality of the product. If you are fortunate enough to have a piece like this in your home, you can rest assured you will be the only one. No two pieces of remodelled furniture are the same. This piece will look at home in both a modern and eclectic space, but make sure it is on show for both you and your guests to see!

No ordinary piece

For people who love to have everything near and in order, this awesome sideboard offers the perfect solution. Designed to be completely open, you can use the straps to hold various objects in place. Here you can sort records properly, and keep the best ones to the left on show. The frame is made of solid wood and features a simple, minimalist design. Perfect for those devotees of modern Scandinavian design who want to give their hallways a little boost!

Detail rich

Discussing this piece of furniture wouldn't be complete without being able to take a closer look. What appears to be a cross from front on is actually a set of interlinked metal bands. Again, this functional design element keeps any loose objects in place; but, at the same time, it adds an exceptionally beautiful structural piece.

Hidden pleasures

We absolutely love this high board cabinet. Exemplifying 20th century modern design, it is both highly functional and visually pleasing. Remember, modern design preachers taught the notion of 'Form ever follows function', and this has been achieved here to great effect. The two-tone front adds a different dimension to a fairly simple structure, but does not detract from the look the designer is trying to achieve. The finishing touches, if you look closer, are the polished steel legs and matching handles. 

Mirror, mirror

For those who find the classic materials for sideboard design a little boring, why not consider this futuristic variation? The entire surface has been covered with mirrors, with no obvious handles or joints. The vertical sheath is broken only by narrow slots, which mark the openings of the doors. Four spacious compartments are on offer, providing plenty of room for the things you do not want on immediate display. The other striking addition to this piece is the glossy black feet, which only add to the sleek and contemporary visual appeal of this piece. 

Mix it up

A chic alternative to a sideboard are these differently sized, rectangular boxes that are placed side by side. The result is a vivid, almost childlike form and is an easy look for almost anyone to achieve. In addition to various formats, the colours vary too. The advantage of this design is that you have the freedom to add and subtract various cushions and decorative pieces as you see fit; you can even rearrange the boxes on a weekly basis if you want!

Pure nature

If you are looking for a large sideboard, this is perfect for you. This piece, coming in under five metres, is made from this incredibly beautiful timber in its purest and most raw state. Produced by Uniic, who specialise in producing custom pieces of furniture out of solid wood for homes and businesses. The wood, which is sourced locally, is produced manually. It is sawed by the artisans at Uniic, transported, tried and processed all within the confines of their workshop. This causes the exceptional attention to detail that you see in this photo. The best feature of this sideboard is the surface, as you can see each vein and dent that naturally occurs in the wood grain. The result? Absolutely high-quality objects that have a sentimental value for both the carpenter and buyer for many years to come. 

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