furniture. Monday , July 03rd , 2017 - 14:05:09 PM
The term “credenza” seems like a pretty pretentious word, another name for what we commonly know as a sideboard, a buffet or a server. But why do we even have so many names for what seems to be one and the same thing? Even though the similarities are very numerous, there are also small details that distinguish each of these furniture pieces from the other similar options. Also, they’ve each come a long way since they were first invented and a lot of changes occurred over time.
If you’re not ready to commit to a solid room divider designed to stay in place for a very long time or until you decide to renovate, the alternative would be a modular and mobile divider such as the Build system. These modules are sold individually and have quirky geometric shapes. They can be combined in lots of different ways and they can be organized in a lot of funky ways. Use them to build walls that divide your space or use them as standalone pieces. If you’re not happy with the design you can reconfigure it in a few minutes.
Sideboards usually have short legs and in some cases they even go all the way down to the floor. Also, the traditional kind sometimes featured a hutch at the top which was used for the display of China and other things. Modern sideboards such as this one from Fiona McDonald have little in common with the original designs. Nevertheless, they keep alive the spirit and charm of this furniture piece. The term sideboard is the most widely used one from the ones previously mentioned.
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