Originally just one design, this much-loved loved piece has now turned into a mini range. The Ronda 1960s-style vinyl cabinets at La Redoute.
It was originally part of the 1960s-inspired Ronda furniture range, which was one of the most popular things I have featured in the past and well worth checking out if you want something with an authentic midcentury look at a reasonable price, both for the living room and the bedroom.
The range has been a mainstay of the La Redoute furniture collection for some time, with the vinyl cabinet a later addition. A hugely popular one too. Possibly one of the most popular designs I have written about in 15 or so years. So some accolade.
Also, let us just consider that this is a vinyl cabinet, which goes to show how far vinyl has come in the last few years. No one on the high street would even consider making something like this just five years ago. But here we are, a record storage unit from a (fairly) mainstream retailer. The original is a lovely one too.
Style-wise, this is hard to beat. The walnut finish, the high sides, the contrasting coloured panels and the tapered legs. Everything you want to see in this kind of design. But the functionality is its killer feature.
As you can see, this has three large compartments for storing your records, one LP rack for easy access and a long shelf to add in anything extra you need, whether that’s extra media units or somewhere to stick some singles. Your choice.
Of course, the surface area leaves space for your record player too, which makes this a great all-in-one.
I suspect the attention this design has gotten has led to the company considering the new designs. And they both have appeal for very different reasons. Got a modest amount of space and vinyl? La Redoute has a vityl rack for you. Looking to house more vinyl? Yes, you guessed it, a design is waiting for you.
You can see both of the recent additions here. Both keep the 1960s/midcentury modern aesthetic as you would expect. It’s just the functionality that gets a tweak. The mini one is as cute as a button, offering just enough room for your deck and amp (if needed) plus a modest selection of records. All without losing the retro charm.
And yes, there is a bigger version too, which could work as a bookcase/storage unit too. But the proportions are designs for your 12-inch vinyl records.
You get the same midcentury modern look and room for your player on top but with the bonus of six large storage areas for your vinyl. So lending itself well to a larger collection and, again, without compromising on style.
The hard bit is deciding which one you want. Although, to make it easier, at least on your bank account, one has a sizeable discount right now.
The original Ronda design is still available, and if you want one, it retails for £375. The small-sized Ronda is £210.
But if you want the larger unit, there’s a big discount on that. It officially sells for £475, but you can get 30 per cent off right now using the code AUTUMN. How long that discount lasts is anyone’s guess. So act quickly if you need one in your home.
Of course, I have done a top 60 record storage units round-up, just in case you want to check out other options for your LPs and singles. There are plenty of good ones right now.