Storage furniture: 5 beautifully crafted pieces for your home

Bored by storage? Be inspired by these great pieces of design that also just so happen to be brilliantly functional furnishings too.

By Hugh Metcalf | 28 November 2019

This design-forward furniture not only looks the part in a carefully considered home, it offers useful storage too.

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Image: Kreis Design 

Thinking about storage isn’t always the most exciting part of planning your home, but it is one of the most necessary. However, if you look beyond the basic level of storage furniture that’s just designed to hide away your belongings, you’ll discover a world of beautiful, masterfully crafted furniture that incorporates a functional storage element.

Take a look at some of the Grand Designs magazine team’s favourite pieces right now below.

Brodgar chair, The New Craftsmen 

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Image: The New Craftsmen 

Inspired by a trip learning about the traditional crafts of Orkney, designer-furniture maker Gareth Neal teamed up with local craftsmen Kevin Gauld to create the Brodgar range, using woven straw as a key material.

The storage drawer, unobtrusively set below the seat, sets the chair as the centrepiece of a moment of quiet enjoyed in your home – the perfect size for keeping your latest read or newspaper, and a spare set of glasses if you’re always misplacing yours.