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Five of the Best: Stylish Filing Cabinets

They used to be – almost without exception – grey, metal and clunky. Now, though, you can find filing cabinets in all manner of colours, shapes and materials – and it’s a good job, because for so many of us now, our offices are in our homes and if you have to live alongside a piece of functional furniture, you want it to look good as well. Here are our five favourites.

Ebbe Gehl for John Lewis Mira Filing Cabinet

Mira Filing Cabinet – £399, Ebbe Gehl for John Lewis

We love the neutral colour scheme and subtle curves of this smart filing cabinet from Ebbe Gehl, created exclusively by the Danish designer for John Lewis. Part of a range that has rounded frames, it’s made from a combination of solid oil oak and MDF and features a large filing drawer beneath a smaller drawer for your office supplies. Quality craftsmanship ensures this piece is as hardwearing as it is stylish.

15-Drawer Retail Multidrawer Filing Cabinet by Bisley Direct
15-Drawer Retail Multidrawer Filing Cabinet – £149.99 (was £157.99), Bisley Direct

Why have three drawers when you can have…15?! All your filing needs will be met by this fabulous Bisley cabinet, which is both strong and quiet. Each drawer sits on roller-bearing slides and has an efficient closing device for ease of use. This steel cabinet is available in mimosa (lime green!), mandarin (orange!), garnet, white, black and anthracite as well as in the bright cardinal red colour pictured.

Esme Filing Cabinet in Ash

Esme Filing Cabinet in Ash – £149,

You can always rely on for beautiful cutting-edge furniture at a bargain price, and this super-cute Esme filing cabinet is no exception. It’s part of a collection influenced by ’60s design (we recommend you check out the truly fabulous matching wall desk!) and made from bended plywood sheets and ash veneer. It has a simple shelf as well as a drawer fitted with hanging rails, which is perfect for the storage of A4 suspension files.

Baumhaus Shiro Walnut 2 Drawer Filing Cabinet

Shiro Walnut 2 Drawer Filing Cabinet – £399, Baumhaus

Baumhaus have decades of expert skill in the manufacture of quality furniture and this is evident in this fabulously chunky Shiro walnut two-drawer filing cabinet. Perfect for a modern study or home office, it is made from solid walnut with a satin lacquer finish and two antique-style bronze handles. If you really love the look, then matching sideboards, bookcases and table nests are also available.

Aston Oak Two Drawer Filing Cabinet

Aston Oak Two Drawer Filing Cabinet – £319.95, Furniture in Fashion

Fans of contemporary style will appreciate the simple shape of this Aston filing cabinet, which has been made from solid oak with veneers. Its handles are formed from brushed steel and its two drawers are equipped with hanging rails perfect for the suspension of foolscap files. Part of a wider range of home office furniture, it’s finished in lacquer which emphasises the natural grain of the oak while ensuring durability.

Five of the Best: Wooden TV Units

Televisions haven’t always been the sleek affairs they are today and so the units or stands supporting them haven’t generally been so nice either. However…that’s all changed – and to celebrate, today we’re presenting our five favourite wooden TV units – each of them deserving of a place in your living room as a piece of furniture in its own right!

Moon Maisons du Monde Solid mango wood vintage TV unit in yellow

Moon Solid Mango Wood vintage TV Unit – £459, Maisons du Monde

We see quite a few television units in Midcentury style these days, but – lovely as they are – they’re not always as attention-grabbing as this vintage style TV unit from Maisons du Monde. Constructed from solid mango wood, it has curved recessed sections on each drawer front in bright yellow. It’s practical too, and provides plenty of storage for your CD or DVD collections as well as for your viewing equipment.

Ainez Recycled Boat TV Stand by Borough Wharf

Ainez Recycled Boat TV Stand – £688.39 (was £1,082), Borough Wharf

Looking for a truly unique piece? This Ainez TV stand is made from 100% reclaimed wood, taken from old sea fishing boards, so each one is different. The kiln-dried wood makes up the bulk of the unit whereas the frame – which includes beautiful slanted Scandinavian-style legs – and the top are made from brushed steel. With a door and two drawers, this fine piece provides ample storage space too.

AVF Affinity Premium 1150 Bay Curved TV Stand For TVs in Oak

Affinity Premium 1150 Bay Curved TV Stand For TVs in Oak – £419.95, AVF

AVF’s sleek TV stand is almost kidney-shaped which makes it especially suited for slotting in a corner or against a wall – and with either a curved or a flat television screen. Made from sturdy oak veneer, it has two lower shelves and remote-friendly glass doors. The legs have three height options and, should you choose, you can attach the (included) mounting column to the back, suspending your television above the stand.

Tom Schneider Wave Entwine TV Unit

Wave Entwine TV Unit – £1049, Tom Schneider

Inspired by undulating waves, Tom Schneider’s television unit is part of a stylish range that includes a coffee table, console table and nest of tables. The shape of the frame shows off the natural beauty of the wood veneer that covers the frame. With a clear glass top and an additional shelf, there’s plenty of space for media units, yet the striking supporting structure is not hidden from view.

Aspen TV Stand

Aspen TV Stand – £449.99, Indian Hub

We finish with another beauty made from reclaimed materials: the Aspen TV stand, an Indian-made piece, hand-crafted from iron and wood. The frame has curved edges and has been finished naturally so that the beauty of the wood – which is slightly different for each piece – can be seen. The four drawers are lighter in colour and the structure rests on a four-legged frame made from iron.