ISSUE 41  |  Genius Storage Solutions

10 Easy Pieces: Modern Wood Armoires

October 16, 2014 5:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

The word “armoire” elicits thoughts of estate sales, musty wood, and ornately carved detailing. It’s easy to source a traditional armoire if that’s your game. Finding a streamlined, modern version is much trickier, especially if you want one that’s made to last. Allow us to do the legwork for you: Here are 11 well-designed and solidly built standouts, perfect for the bedroom and wherever else you lack closet space.

Above: From Pinch Design, the Frey Armoire has paneled doors and an all-wood interior. It’s available in cherry, oak, and black American walnut in a variety of finishes; £3,250 ($5,217 USD) for the single and £5,990 ($9,619 USD) for the double.

Above: Neri & Hu’s Trunk Tall Cabinet has a lacquered body and a three-drawer interior in oak with brushed brass hardware; $13,495 at The Future Perfect.

Above: Room & Board’s Grove Anywhere Armoire comes in walnut (shown) or cherry; $3,199.

Above: Crate & Barrel’s Margate Armoire is made of teak and has a variety of storage compartments; $2,699.

Above: The Paneled Armoire in a dark-finished wood sits on a powder-coated metal base; $1,099 from West Elm.

Above: Made in Belgium, the Oak Nordic Wardrobe 2 Doors is detailed with a stainless steel hanging bar and an adjustable bottom shelf; $4,000 at Lekker Home.

Above: BDDW’s Bronze Armoire has a blackened bronze and leather front (shown in dark mulled leather) with a black walnut interior. The design is available in various dimensions and customizable options; for pricing and availability contact BDDW.

Above: The Arte Armoire is made to order of weathered larch and polished steel; price available on request from Dering Hall.

Above: The Matera Armoire by Sean Yoo was inspired by Isamu Noguchi’s work. Made of solid walnut or oak, it has side panels that rest off the floor, three drawers, and a mirror inside one of the doors; $4,100 to $5,100 at Design Within Reach.

Above: The Calvin Armoire is made of gray-stained Pacific Coast maple with stainless or natural steel hardware; $1,999 from Room & Board.

Above: Ikea’s Hurdal Wardrobe is solid pine; $499.

On the hunt for more bedroom storage? Visit 10 Easy Pieces: Modern Wood Bedside Tables; 10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Shelving Systems; and Sleep and Stow: Bed Frames with Built-In Storage.