The Curiosity Cupboard by deVOL
12th January 2018
Curiosity; an unusual or interesting object or fact.
What’s in a name? Well, quite a lot. We tend to go for something quite straightforward when we’re naming new pieces of furniture, the ‘Shaker Pantry Cupboard’ or ‘Classic Prep Table’, it does what it says on the tin, but the Curiosity Cupboard is a little bit different. Inspired by old museum display cabinets, this freestanding glazed cupboard is designed to house unusual and interesting objects and is also a curiosity in itself. Its unique style has caught the eye of some of the biggest names in interiors including online sourcebook giants, Remodelista, and the world’s most influential design magazine, The World of Interiors.
Opened by lock and key, this piece is perfect for displaying your most precious curiosities, from quirky trinkets to your favourite crockery and glassware. It’s quite an unusual feature to have both sections glass-fronted, it allows larger items like big copper pans or bundles of pretty linens to be stored in the base cupboard whilst smaller more delicate pieces can be displayed on top. The tongue and groove panelling is the perfect backdrop, a subtle detail that shows the quality of the carpentry.
More akin to a vintage piece added at the end of a project, it works wonderfully as part of a deVOL kitchen or as a standalone piece in any room of your home. After working with deVOL to create her dream kitchen, style icon Pearl Lowe decided that two of our new Curiosity Cupboards would be the perfect addition to her fabulously glamorous dining room. The combination of the floral House of Hackney wallpaper, pink and black cupboards and quirky accessories is just so spot on, but I wouldn’t really expect anything less of Pearl’s style choices. She seems to have perfected that romantic-glam rock look so effortlessly, mixing prints, colours and textures in a way that I dream to but in reality would probably be quite scared to attempt.
Pearl chose this cool pink and black combination but the colourways for this piece are endless. Pantry Blue and Damask is a favourite of mine but the all-black cupboards that we showed at last year’s Clerkenwell Design Week looked so stylish too. I can’t wait to see what colour combinations our customers come up with, I’m sure we will be seeing lots of these beautiful cupboards in their homes in 2018.
The Curiosity Cupboard is available in three sizes with prices starting from £1,800.
For more information take a look at our Real Shaker Kitchen brochure (you can find this cupboard on page 180).