Well, they have already done a 1950s and a 1960s design, so it’s no surprise to see this Larsen 1970s-style vinyl storage cabinet at La Redoute.
In fact, La Redoute is caring out a rather interesting niche for itself when it comes to vinyl storage for the home. No this isn’t about storing huge collections. If you want that, please have a look at my top 50 retro record and vinyl storage units round-up for some inspiration. But if you want to store some more modest collections as well as a turntable, La Redoute has you covered.
You might want to look at the 1950s-style Redpop vinyl cabinet as well as the Ronda 1960s-style vinyl cabinet if those eras are more where you are at. But if it’s the 1970s that floats your boat, have a look at this. Although it might well work in a 1960s or midcentury modern setting too.
But the curves put me in mind of 1970s designs and in particular, the kind of designs G-Plan and its rivals were producing some decades back. And it’s a good look, one that’s had something of a resurgence in recent years. So on a design front, a clever move.
Then there’s the vinyl aspect of this design, which taps into something else that has had a resurgence – playing records. This cabinet is designed to store your vinyl below, with space on top to keep a turntable or audio system. That gap below should cover most amplifiers for storage and the drawer and cabinets are versatile in terms of extra storage.
The cabinet, shelves, and doors are made from walnut veneered MDF, there are cable access holes within and the unit is sold pre-assembled. Good news for people like me who struggle with flat packs.
Whether it works for you depends on the amount of vinyl you want ‘to hand’ or to store and if this kind of design works for your interior. If your needs aren’t excessive for vinyl storage and the 1970s works for you then this is probably the ideal cabinet for your living room.
As for price, it retails for £875 officially, but La Redoute currently has 25 per cent off everything, so likely much cheaper in reality.