No dining room is complete without a modern sideboard or a contemporary display unit. Both are essential storage units for dining accoutrements – spare placemats, candles and the after dinner cognac. Read more.
Our range of modern display units is available in a range of to-die-for materials including black Italian marble and silkscreen printed MDF – with chrome and smoked glass contemporary dining room sideboards as increasingly popular options.
It wasn’t until 1745 that the great English Cabinet maker Thomas Chippendale began to design the first modern sideboards. Before that they were little more than boards or shelves on which dining plates were stored – although the dresser evolved separately in Wales, and there was the thankfully obsolete credenza (a side table used by expendable minions for tasting high cast noble-folk’s food - in case it had been poisoned).
Our range of designer sideboards and console tables includes the iconic Seletti Trip Fifties Sideboard – which is available in a variety of great patterned finishes. And they’re not just for the dining room. Modern contemporary sideboards are great storage solutions in the home office or studio too. Can you top the Calligaris Seattle sideboard for pure minimalist grace and strident utilitarian purpose? These design classics are sure to become future antiques, and yet they are strong and robust and undeniably fit for purpose.
Some of our modern designer sideboards and cool contemporary display cabinets come with matching dining tables for the more strongly themed dining interior. All benefit from fast, free delivery to all UK destinations. Close.