STORE AND ORDER
Once you have picked out a new bed and bedside tables, a chest of drawers may well be next on your wish list. Take a look at Ron Gilad’s Teorema for Molteni &C, a standout piece at Salone del Mobile and one that follows the trend for flexible, multi-purpose design. It’s made of American walnut and comprises open compartments and drawers that can be used individually or stacked in a spiralling configuration to create a night table, a chest of drawers or even a modular storage system for a living room — the choice is yours.
A chest of drawers is more than a practical addition to the bedroom: it can also make a statement. British design brand Established & Sons, showing at Salone del Mobile for the first time, clearly takes this view. A talking point was Stack by Shay Alkalay of Raw Edges, which challenges our perception of what a chest of drawers should look like. Individual multicoloured, floating drawer units are configured to create a tower of drawers that can be pushed and pulled in both directions, resulting in a random and irregular composition.
Elsewhere, Pianca presented several storage options for the bedroom. A couple of collections stood out from the rest. First: Emmanuel Gallina’s Chloé collection, which is available
in a range of warm colours including of-the-moment Millennial Pink. This shade softens the piece and contrasts with the curve of the carcass. Second: the cylinder-shaped Dedalo collection, which allows plenty of scope for personalisation via the number of options available, from the stackable one-drawer module to the two- and three-drawer versions.
Good news: it’s no longer considered chintzy to have a dressing table alongside your chest of drawers – largely thanks to the growing crop of sleek and stylish designs on offer. Launched last year, Micol by Porada is just one example: it may not be a newcomer on the scene but, crafted in beautiful Canaletto walnut and finished with conical-shaped brushed bronze brass legs, it sets the bar high. Matching Micol in the style stakes is Soho, designed by Carlo Colombo for Gallotti & Radice. Described to identity as a “vanity desk”, we’re unsure of its precise purpose. But why pigeon-hole? With its solid ash body and sleek marble top, Soho can stylishly serve both functions.
If versatility is top of your wish list, then opt for a console. These are most commonly found in hallways but they’re equally at home used as dressing tables or writing desks. Our top pick is the stripped-back beauty of Quincy by Andrea Parisio for Meridiani Editions.
Right: Vincent Van Duysen has designed
Master Dressing for Molteni & C