Alba armoire


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The Alba armoire features lacquered relief-panelled doors, which open to reveal timber-lined interiors. The interior has a fully adjustable “birds-beak” system which allows for shelving, hanging rails or drawers to be configured as required, making it suitable for all uses. The cupboard’s studio-designed handles are dark bronze finished.

We hold our stock in the raw, so the piece can be finished in a choice of house lacquer colours below, or the finish can be matched to a custom colour reference. Please select the timber and colour from the drop-downs below to update the price which allows for six shelves. Please contact us for pricing on other internal options.

Exterior house lacquer

This is a made to order piece and is typically ready to ship in 10 - 12 weeks. Please place an enquiry with our sales team to purchase.

Customise this design

This design can be made special order as a custom piece. As such we can vary the overall dimensions, finishes, colours and configurations to suit your needs, whilst always ensuring the core of the design is respected. Enquire about your custom piece here.

Custom Alba Armoire

About the making

Inspiration in art

A good few years ago, walking past a gallery in London, we were struck by a Ben Nicholson relief artwork that we spotted through the window. It was layered and engaging, yet it evoked a feeling of total stillness. This moment stuck with us and we went home with the goal of recreating it's impact in a piece of furniture.

Bringing life to an idea

Taking inspiration from this artwork, we began building a layered card model, painted in a plaster paint that would become the cabinet's facade. The shape and size of each rectangle is carefully considered to have a balanced group of shapes that look random in their alignment. They exist in four levels and are designed to not allow the same height panel to intersect with one another. The overall effect is a gentle yet engaging relief where the perceived simplicity belies the complexity involved to achieve a piece of this quality.

Our Alba series is made in Essex. These makers take a huge pride in what they make for us. In our work the human hand is present from the crafting of the original model, through to the final sand and carefully applied lacquer finish.

The Alba series can be finished in any of our house lacquers - it lends well to Agi, a warm off-white with a slight hint of red that best reflects our initial plaster concept but the Alba design is versatile and takes well to a range of shades. If you can't find the colour for you amongst our house options we also offer a custom lacquer service so there is endless opportunity for the perfect match.