Clothes sideboards are usually smaller cabinets that are used to store everyday items of clothing that do not need to be hung on a coat rack. A clothes sideboard typically consists of several drawers, some of which are further subdivided into smaller compartments, making it easier to sort stored items.
The basic typology of all clothes sideboards is basically the same, but there is a great variation in available finishes and used materials. Khouri Guzman Bunce Limited’s ‘Johansson’, for example, combines walnut burl-veneer lacquered front, with copper handles and aluminium sides and top. Paola Navone upholsters the front of her solid walnut ‘Brick’ clothes sideboard, manufactured by Gervasoni, in leather.
Morelato’s ‘Comò 900’ and ‘Credenza 900’ are understated, finely crafted, wooden clothes sideboards. Gio Ponti’s ‘Chest of Drawers D.655.1’ is slightly more playful, it’s front decorated by large, flat handles made from different types of wood. Andrea Parisio’s ‘Bolkan’ is a serious, stripped-down affair with lacquered handleless front, while Pinar Yar and Tugrul Gövsa create deep indents in their MDF and composite ‘Storage’ clothes sideboard for GAEAforms to serve as handles, finally uniting their minimal design in bright colours.
More playful options include Paola Navone’s ‘LC 63’ clothes sideboard for Letti&Co, where she stacks three drawers, but shifts the middle one slightly off centre, or ‘Draw’, designed by Sabine Mühlbauer and Thomas Trisch for MORGEN, which is a freestanding tower composed of small, individual drawers, stacked in pairs in alternating directions.