Here is what happens if you take a common material and cleverly reinvent its purpose. Found on Stilsucht, Shingles is an irresistible cabinet with a very special design. Here is a short description from the designers at Field Day: “Built around a solid maple frame, The Shingles Pantry houses four shelves and is covered in fancy-cut Western Red Cedar shingles. The natural variance in the shingles gives the piece depth while maintaining a warmth that seems to shimmer. This refined yet rustic piece is handmade using traditional joinery“. The unusual cabinets have a considerable height of 72 inches (182 centimeters), turning them into a prominent feature of any room they are placed in. With a wood-defined and overall playful appearance, the cabinets can be well integrated in a variety of contemporary interiors, but they would go great complemented by simple rustic details. Where would you personally place this original cabinet?
You can never have enough storage in the kitchen. If you lack cabinet space but have just enough room along an area of a wall, an armoire can serve as a wonderful pantry. Check out this great example from Decoholic. Alternatively, you could use the same idea as above, but for coffee instead. Ever Evolving Life 4-5 shows the complete transformation this armoire went through to become a cute little coffee bar.
The Componibili Storage Unit was designed in 1968 by Anna Castelli Ferrieri for Kartell. A design classic, it is on show at New York’s MoMA and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Functional, adaptable and smart, this hard-wearing and versatile unit has many uses around the home. Componibili units are stackable, available in round and square versions, varied sizes and several colors.