Console Searching: Retro Inspired Media Consoles

Console Searching: Retro Inspired Media Consoles

Andie Powers
Jul 19, 2011

I am in the market for a new media console. Practicality is key, but I am also a sucker for a nice vintage piece. You can just barely make out my current "media console" in the fifth photo here: an old Ikea locker that is covered and lacquered with Italian paper.

Lots of people find this piece really interesting, but in all honesty, I am just tired of it. Therefore, as of late, I have been doing a lot of console research. I am inspired by mid-century modern design, and am looking mostly for a classy way to hold and display my record collection, with modern convenience. Here are a few retro-esque pieces I found: some within my budget, and some not so much, but fun to look at nonetheless!

1. Draper Media Console from Urban Outfitters, $249

2. Grid Media Console from CB2, $499

3. Marin 58" Media Console from Crate and Barrel, $999

4. Sussex Low Console from Design Within Reach, $1995

5. Hudson Media Console from West Elm, $399

6. Stockholm from Ikea, $329

7. Calligaris Horizon Buffet from All Modern, $2810

8. Thomas Wold Credenza from Thomas Wold via Design Public, $3990

9. Dandelion Graphic Console Stretched from Iannone Design, via, $3400

Images: As credited above.

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