The chest of drawers is a functional piece of furniture, born from the need to store objects, clothing, or documents, which finds space in different rooms of the house. A furnishing accessory that is almost indispensable for the bedroom, because of its spacious drawers, it can often be used in other contexts, such as a corridor, an entrance, a study/office or even a living room. Suitable for many uses and functions, a chest of drawers is also suitable to be a pleasant shelf for lamps, paintings, ornaments or vases with flowers, as well as performing its main function which is in fact to contain and in particular organize for well separated compartments our objects.
Drawer units that define the character of a room
In an environment with a traditional character, the classic style chest of drawers is often presented, in opposition to the modern style, with sinuous and curved shapes that enhance the peculiar grain of wood, the dominant material. Usually in solid wood, the wood is enriched by inlays, paintings, coatings and finishes aged and also in this case is associated with other materials. The linearity of the drawer units with modern integrated handles is interrupted here by the very important and evident presence of the handles, almost always highlighted by finishes and materials, such as brass, which contrast with wood. The wooden drawer units are often associated with tops enhanced by the use of different and important materials such as marble and glass.
Chest of drawers, dressers and tall boys in the bedroom
It's very difficult to dispense with this bedroom furniture. Its main function is to contain and protect from dust clothes such as sweaters, shirts, underwear or bedding, jewelry, jewelry, etc. The dressers, so often are called the bedroom drawers, are generally proposed in groups, or combined with bedside tables that take up, on a reduced scale, shape and main features. In combination with bedside tables, as an alternative or in addition to the chest of drawers, the so-called 'tall boy' is proposed, i.e. a taller and narrower chest of drawers with seven drawers, theoretically used to divide the linen in the seven days of the week. Very often the dresser is replaced by two weeks, one for each component of the pair. In the bedroom, drawer units are sometimes hidden through their integration into wardrobes or walk-in closets.
Choosing the right drawer unit
In order to choose the right chest of drawers, therefore, there are many aspects to take into account. The environment in which it must be placed is one of the first points to be examined, as this will derive from the category and type of objects that the chest of drawers will have to keep: we will need taller and deeper drawers for the linen (bedroom, bedroom, wardrobe), while it will be enough drawers lower and shallower to accommodate small objects (entrance hall, living room). Characteristics to be evaluated will be the finishes and the anti-scratch and anti-wear properties of the surfaces. In bedrooms or studios and in versatile environments, plastic drawers and wheeled drawers will often be a salvation, as they can easily be moved at any time without effort, depending on how you decide to use the space and will be highly resistant to shocks and damage. In the bedroom, moreover, the choice between a dresser and a table varies precisely from the space we have available: a chest of drawers allows you to use the upper part to place a mirror or TV and to use the shelf to place perfumes and objects that we use daily. In the case of drawer units with articulated shapes and cantilevered or suspended portions, if they are of the right height, it is also possible to use them as a toilet cabinet.
Drawer cabinets between beauty and function: make order with style
The most amusing feature of the drawer units is that they are so versatile that their function is not limited to the bedroom, but extends throughout the entire house. The order in a house is an indispensable aspect to live at its best and a practical furniture like a chest of drawers is essential as it fully meets this need. As a multifunctional complement, the essential parameters to consider when thinking about a chest of drawers are the shape, size, height, capacity, number of compartments and style. Depending on the type of objects to be kept, the environment in which the chest of drawers will be placed can help to give a fundamental touch of style to our home, perhaps filling an empty corner of the living room or entrance. The sectional drawer units and the modular drawer units, which offer the possibility of personalising a wall to the maximum, are decidedly up-to-date solutions, particularly suitable for contemporary interiors.
Modern drawer units: between modularity and contrasts
The drawer units furnish a space with plays of shapes and color combinations and materials that make them suitable for any context, from the most classic to the most modern. The modern-style drawer units, for example, are the subject of stylistic experiments: the traditional lines and structures of these storage units are revisited for models suitable for contemporary environments. Modern drawer units can be circular, semi-circular, square or rectangular in shape. Ideal for tidying up objects and reviving furniture, design drawer units are often characterized by the use of unusual materials and finishes ranging from natural wood, often lacquered, printed and covered with fabrics or leather, in contrast to structures and inserts made of metal, plastic or glass instead. An emblematic example of how materials and finishes can make this simple piece of furniture a focal point from our home are the drawer units designed for Zanotta in 1985 by Alessandro Mendini, such as Calamobio, a wooden drawer unit with polychrome inlays, and that of 1990 by Alik Cavaliere, Genesio, in briar with brass handles of various shapes.
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