Jeffers is mindful of multifunctionality when designing a wardrobe: the Cantu piece, for example, has shelves that can be pulled out to store clothes. And he loves using it as a bar cabinet for entertaining.
Contemporary Italian furniture maker Poltrona Frau collaborated with Shanghai-based architecture and design firm Neri+Hu on the Mi cabinet series. “Mi” can mean “watch” and “secret” in Chinese, and the pieces play on the term by placing the contents behind an oblong outer leather shell, then placing the top marble shelf a few inches above the base, creating an overview. a boo space.
Costa Mesa, California designer Lindye Galloway draws inspiration from her roots in the Golden State. Its Bixby Hutch features the rounded silhouette of the arch of Big Sur’s Bixby Canyon Bridge, in natural teak trimmed in black. And its California credenza brings a modern coastal vibe to a teak-framed, rattan-fronted cabinet with brass accents.
Caning is also a feature of Leanne Ford’s new collection for Crate & Barrel. Its 80-inch-high and 45-inch-wide Fields cabinet has a white oak lower section and an airy rattan upper. Gently rounded corners and a natural blonde finish give this large piece a light footprint. And a drum-shaped bar cabinet highlights the woven material, in natural or anthracite.
Lenny Kravitz, who got into product design, also works with Crate & Barrel. Highlights include the Paseo cabinet, with Cubist motifs and African-inspired details, and the Kibo credenza, combining French Brutalist and industrial elements in a heavy oak frame with polished and pleated steel doors.