Cabinet designs that are a twist on their classical counterparts

Steve Jobs said, ‘When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.’

If you have stuff, you have cabinets! But as a designer, we know that everything can be elevated to the next level. So even if a cabinet may have the ordinary purpose of storing all your things, the fact remains that they can also serve an aesthetically pleasing design, using a different mix of materials, designs and just plain oomph factors. We bring to you a collection of cabinet designs that are sure to be the attention grabbers wherever you use them!

Mesh Sideboard for Gliese Design by Mustafa Basaran 

Slap furniture concept by Nicola Conti 

Fan Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz 

Soft Cabinet by Studio Dewi van de Klomp 

Quasicabinet by Aranda Lasch 

Ju Hee dressing table and cabinets by Studio Fern 

The Training Dresser by Peter Bristol 

The movable structure of Dear Disaster Cabinet by Stoft 

As if from nowhere cabinets by  Orla Reynolds Design 

Whittle Away Cabinet by Stoft