10 Easy Pieces: Modern Wood Armoires

The word “armoire” elicits thoughts of estate sales, musty wood, and ornately carved detailing. It’s easy to source a traditional armoire if that’s your game. Finding a streamlined, modern version is much trickier, especially if you want one that’s made to last. Allow us to do the legwork for you: Here are 11 well-designed and solidly built standouts, perfect for the bedroom and wherever else you lack closet space.

Pinch Design Frey Armoire Grey
Above: From Pinch Design, the Frey Armoire has paneled doors and an all-wood interior. It’s available in cherry, oak, and black American walnut in a variety of finishes; £6,310 for the single and £7,055 for the double.
Crate & Barrel Keane Armoire
Above: The Keane Armoire is made of solid mahogany and mahogany veneer; $1,999 at Crate & Barrel.
West Elm Midcentury Chifforobe Acorn
Above: West Elm’s Mid-Century Chifforobe in Acorn-stained eucalyptus and acacia; $1,399.
Lekker Home Nordic Wardrobe
Above: Made in Belgium, the Oak Nordic Wardrobe 2 Doors is detailed with a stainless steel hanging bar and an adjustable bottom shelf; $3,729 at Lekker Home.
Workstead Wardrobe Wood
Above: The Workstead Wardrobe in beech is $7,500 and handmade in Brooklyn, New York.
Nested NY Noah Armoire Light Wood
Above: The Nested NY Noah Armoire is made of American oak and available through Dering Hall. Contact Dering Hall for price information.
Neri and Hu Trunk Tall Cabinet Grey
Above: Neri & Hu’s Trunk Tall Cabinet has a lacquered body and a three-drawer interior in oak with brushed brass hardware; $14,315 at the Future Perfect.
Room and Board Hudson Armoires Wood Base
Above: The Room & Board Hudson Armoires with Wood Base, shown in cherry, is $2,499.
IKEA Pax System Pax Wardrobes
Above: The Ikea Pax Wardrobe in white is the most simple of all the armoires on our list, and also the most affordable with prices starting at $325 for a single cabinet (the model shown is $665).
BDDW Bronze Armoire Large
Above: BDDW’s Bronze Armoire has a blackened bronze and leather front (shown in dark mulled leather) with a black walnut interior. The design is available in various dimensions and customizable options; for pricing and availability contact BDDW.
Sean Yoo Matera Armoire Oak
Above: The Matera Armoire by Sean Yoo was inspired by Isamu Noguchi’s work. Made of solid oak (shown) or walnut, it has side panels that rest off the floor, three drawers, and a mirror inside one of the doors; starting at $3,357.50 at Design Within Reach.
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N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on October 16, 2014.

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