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English interior and industrial designer Robert Heritage remains a famous figure and a long-time award winner in the historical backdrop of the Design Council of Britain. Famous for his extensive work in furniture, lighting, interiors, and accessories, Robert Heritage is often associated with famous 20th century architects and designers like Charles Mackintosh and Robin & Lucienne Day. Among his most famous designs are pieces such as sideboards, writing desks, console tables, and cabinets, which were manufactured in the 1950s and 60s. If you are looking to add a touch of quality vintage to your home, look no further than our collection of Robert Heritage Sideboards here at Vinterior.
A little bit about Robert HeritageIn order to get a sense of how influential and acclaimed Robert Heritage’s furniture and designs were during the mid 20th century, we need look no further than the fact that Heritage was commissioned to design the interior of the royal ship Queen Elizabeth II. If you are fortunate enough to own one of the designer’s pieces, this is surely all you need as a conversation starter!
However, it wouldn’t be hard to argue that Robert Heritage’s furniture needs no introduction and that the style of his works very much speaks for itself. With a focus on aesthetic appeal and the use of only the finest materials, Heritage’s sideboards, cabinetry, console tables and writing desks are revered around the world, even today.
Heritage’s style can broady be described as mid-century modernism and his sideboards typically consisted of lavishly grained woods including walnut, rosewood, teak or Indian laurel. They were also made with a keen attention to form, epitomised by the classy lines and interesting shapes. Some of his most prominent models are the Knightsbridge Sideboard and Hamilton Sideboard, both designed in the 1950s. Today, a huge part of Heritage's design present on the vintage market was manufactured by Archie Shine, and traded by the famous furniture store Heal's.
Features of Robert Heritage sideboardsFor all their visual appeal, Heritage sideboards are still incredibly functional items and are just as adept at concealing your household possessions as your contemporary flat-pack sideboard. Heritage sideboards often feature a number of compartments of varying sizes, giving you scope to store everything from large plates and crockery down to delicate glassware and perhaps your finest cutlery set. Some designs even have a shelf on top of the sideboard to hold books or little trinkets and valuables.
Why buy Robert Heritage sideboard with Vinterior?While storage units and large sideboards are not hard to come by on your local high street, choosing a piece that is simply “ok” really won’t enhance the look and feel of your home. If you want to add genuine character, charm and style to your home, investing in a vintage piece with a rich history and an appealing backstory is by far the better way to make your dining room, living room or hallway come to life.
Here at Vinterior we work with a large network of boutiques and independent sellers to source the finest pieces of antique, vintage, retro and contemporary furniture in the UK. We promise to not only offer the broadest range of quality products but also to feature collections that can help to inspire you as you set out on your next interior design project. Browse our online marketplace now and we are confident that you won’t be disappointed.