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Credenza Fantasies Continued

November 13, 2009

In my excitement over contemporary credenza design, I forgot about my two favorite vintage credenza fantasies. These are pieces I would use sparingly, alongside plenty of items from other eras, to steer clear of that time capsule feeling I’m trying to avoid.

First up is Paul McCobb. The credenza above, available from Modern Living Supplies at 1stdibs for $4,800, was made in 1950 for McCobb’s Planner Group collection. There’s something about the Planner Group designs that has just the right taste of a traditional or rustic influence. They’re almost Shaker-like in their simplicity.

My other favorite for vintage credenzas is Florence Knoll. I love the complementary textures of the rosewood grain and the Arabescato Vagli marble in the version above, available from Converso at 1stdibs for $3,500.

I’m also partial to Knoll credenzas with white doors. They’re kind of like an inverted version of the BDDW Lake Credenza. This one is the Florence Knoll Low Credenza available from Lost City Arts at 1stdibs for $6,500.

Images courtesy Modern Living Supplies, Converso, and Lost City Arts.


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3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 17, 2009 3:00 pm

    I love those credenzas! There’s an amazing furniture store by our apartment in Seattle called Area 51. It mixes vintage pieces with custom modern pieces made to look vintage – mostly mid century modern. They have a credenza on display a lot like the top one and I’ve been lusting after it for like a year!

  2. Pulit4 permalink
    March 29, 2010 9:39 am

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