Furniture is the focus of any interior and really makes a house a home — because a beautiful interior depends as much on what’s in it as it does on the space itself. Most importantly, everyday items of furniture need to be functional and resilient, as we use them almost daily. But a good piece of designer furniture is more: it combines functionality and resilience with perfect form and style as well. And that’s what sets it apart from ordinary furniture. Moreover, because style never goes out of fashion, a designer shelf like CUT, designer table like BUREAU or a designer wall mirror, designer stool or designer bar furniture will last a lifetime, if you want it to. Unlike mass-produced items, designer furniture is made from the best materials with superior workmanship. Perfectly crafted and with a durable finish, it fulfils its purpose without unsightly hardware and easily withstands the stresses and strains of everyday life.

Systems such as COSMO and STRIPES also offer bespoke elements, such as freely configurable units and a vast array of colours. Rather than being showy, a designer solution like a brightly coloured LINE coat rack can make an elegant, eye-catching feature, while items like the COLLECT chest of drawers are attractively understated, allowing the quality of the design and craftsmanship to shine through. It’s this combination of qualities that makes designer furniture so unique and valuable. At Schönbuch, when we design furniture, we also like to keep things flexible, so many of our solutions can be used in a variety of ways – always without compromise. The CONGA drawer unit, for example, stands on castors and can be configured to customer specifications, making it useful for storage, as a night table or even as an item of mobile designer bar furniture. The COLLECT makeup table can equally well be used as a desk. And the MATCH side table can be used either upright, as a night or side table, or on its side, as a lowboard or coffee table. The MALA bench makes the perfect seat for unexpected visitors, but happily works for storage when they have gone.

Whether you buy designer furniture online or in-store, there are a few points to think about beforehand. Start with the practicalities. Note down the measurements of the room you’re working on, and keep them handy. That way, you and your retailer can work out which cabinets from a range like URBAN best suit the space available. In addition, measurements are vital for working out how to get the most out of bespoke storage solutions like CABIN. Also, keep in mind the furniture you already have. Take photos and colour cards of the room with you when you visit your furniture store. That way, your retailer can help you ensure the piece integrates well into the current surroundings. From small items such as the NINI stool to entire systems like FIELDS, Schönbuch furniture designs are often available in an array of colours, offering plenty of scope to customise them to meet your requirements. Another point to consider is materials. From wood and metal to leather, velvet and wool, expertly designed furniture can be made from a vast array of materials. Of superior quality, they are resilient, durable and often natural, and always suited to their purpose. Wood is highly durable, and a well-crafted item such as a designer table or desk like BUREAU will stand solidly for years to come. Finished quite simply with oil, the grain and tactility of natural oak, walnut, maple or beech wood can become a feature of a piece, like the oak of the COVER shoe cabinet. But the porous texture of wood can also be retained with a painted finish, on the frame of the CHARPAI daybed, for example. For pure colour, many items crafted from wood can be fully lacquered, such as the top of the ANT side table, available in a range of colour options.

For much of the furniture designed by Schönbuch, the material of choice is metal, as its strength and stability lend even the most filigree items plenty of stability. The delicate frame of GRACE is strong enough for the serving trolley to be used as a mobile bar. The slender yet strong walls of the MATCH side table offer unique flexibility, allowing it to be used upright or on its side, irrespective of how full the storage section may be. And powder-coated, the metal frame of the ALBERT side table exudes warmth and character. In contrast, the chrome-finished ZINOX coat stand makes a show of its metal.

Paint - Basic Colours
.54 snow white
.27 grey white
.29 shell
.39 ivory
.28 rosewood
.59 pebble
.49 cacao
.60 stone grey
.44 cement
.66 granite
.37 slate black
.46 black
Paint - Accent Colours
.35 indian yellow
.50 sunrise
.32 coral
.47 tomate red
.40 wine red
.52 watermelon
.38 flamingo pink
.70 dusky rose
.43 blackberry
.48 jungle
.42 emerald green
.53 sage
.30 jade
.61 ice blue
.68 steel blue
.56 sapphire
.51 night blue
Paint - High-gloss Colours
.108 snow white
.192 grey white
.112 shell
.111 ivory
.189 rosewood
.121 pebble
.164 dusky rose
.110 cacao
.122 stone grey
.109 cement
.105 granite
.103 slate black
.100 black
.120 sunrise
.191 coral
.114 tomato red
.106 wine red
.113 blackberry
.154 emerald green
.194 steel blue
.165 night blue
Wooden Surfaces
.01 matt walnut
.04 oiled natural elm
.10 matt wenge-coloured oak
.12 oiled natural oak
.16 oiled natural walnut
.19 matt ash black
.21 matt ash snow white
.200 matt bleached maple
.770 matt oak
Metal Surfaces
.82 gilded
.87 black anodized aluminium
.88 silver
.89 polished chrome smoked
.90 polished chrome
.93 copper
.94 brushed stainless steel
.95 anodised aluminium
.98 matt chrome
.99 bronze anodized aluminium
.101 matt brass
.785 PVD-coated brass
.786 PVD-coated copper
.787 PVD-coated black
.77 powder-coated asphalt
.78 powder-coated white
.79 powder-coated black
.80 powder-coated snow white
.86 powder-coated matt silver-aluminium
.144 powder-coated silver aluminium
.150 powder-coated granite
.160 powder-coated rosewood
.167 powder-coated snow white, fine structure
.172 powder-coated night blue, fine structure
.173 powder-coated rosewood, fine structure
.150 powder-coated white, fine structure
.196 powder-coated granite, fine structure
.197 powder-coated coral, fine structure
.198 powder-coated black, fine structure
.206 powder-coated citrus yellow, fine structure
.207 powder-coated tomato red, fine structure
.208 powder-coated grey white, fine structure
.215 powder-coated slate black, fine structure
.251 powder-coated shell, fine structure
.268 powder-coated mahogany red, fine structure
.139 powder-coated slate black
powder-coated white
powder-coated papyrus white
powder-coated traffic grey
powder-coated tele grey
powder-coated neon yellow
powder-coated bright red
powder-coated bright blue
.140 powder-coated cherry red
two-colour aluminium
.151 powder-coated bright red
.152 powder-coated yellow
.92 clear
.102 smoke
.255 pine green
.256 cloudy grey
.257 lavender
.258 sunflower
.259 beet red
.260 hot pink
.261 sea green
.262 persian red
.263 cornflower blue
.700 gold ruby
.701 dark violet
.760 clear
.761 smoke
.763 amber
.788 sunset yellow
.789 brilliant blue
.790 pink shades
.791 water green
.702 Rosa Portogallo
.703 Verde Guatemala
.751 Bianco Carrara
.752 Nero Marquina
Ceramic glaze
.201 poppy
.202 sun
.203 sky
.204 charcoal
.205 cloud
.209 wine
.210 carnation
.211 jewel
.213 midnight
.214 skin
.247 pebble
Ceramic tile
.230 ivory black
.231 mariniére
.232 sandy bay
.233 sea mist
.234 desert sun
.235 black stone
.236 white stone
.240 black
.241 indigo blue
.242 chocolate brown
.243 truffle beige
.244 misty grey
.245 ash grey
Bend leather
.792 black
.793 warm grey
.794 earth
Line Art Edition
royal blue
ice blue
pure red
pure white
.186 jade
Kvadrat Harald 3-823
.187 fuchsia pink
Kvadrat Harald 3-613
.188 opal green
Kvadrat Harald 3-982
.216 green moss
Maharam Messenger 087
.217 space blue
Maharam Messenger 086
.218 skin
Maharam Messenger 097
.219 chili
Maharam Messenger 025
.220 peacock
Maharam Merit 015
.221 amber
Maharam Merit 025
.222 dark purple
Maharam Merit 040
.223 smoke
Maharam Merit 041
.224 arctic
Maharam Merit 023
.225 basalt
Maharam Merit 004
.226 pink clay
Kvadrat Phlox 633
.227 imperial blue
Kvadrat Phlox 763
.228 hunter green
Kvadrat Phlox 983
.229 urban grey
Kvadrat Phlox 883
.726 atomic red
Kvadrat Vidar 653
.727 blush
Kvadrat Vidar 633
.728 lemon
Kvadrat Vidar 443
.729 bavarian sky
Kvadrat Vidar 733
.730 forest green
Kvadrat Vidar 1062
.731 black-grey
Kvadrat Sonar 194
.732 black-white
Kvadrat Sonar 173
.733 blush-black
Kvadrat Sonar 684
.779 rose quartz
Nya Nordiska
.780 silver grey
Nya Nordiska
.781 deep blue
Nya Nordiska
.738 multi rosé
Kvadrat Sonar 633
.717 steel blue
Kvadrat Steelcut 780
.720 powder
Kvadrat Steelcut 240
.722 granite
Kvadrat Steelcut 180
.773 stone grey
Kvadrat Steelcut 155
.774 black
Kvadrat Steelcut 190
.739 citrus yellow
Kvadrat Harald 432
.745 burgundy
Kvadrat Harald 582
.746 night blue
Kvadrat Harald 792
.747 smoke blue
Kvadrat Harald 182
.748 asphalt
Kvadrat Harald 242
.749 sand
Kvadrat Harald 212
.753 cream
Kvadrat Vidar 1511
.754 pebble
Kvadrat Vidar 222
.755 rose
Kvadrat Vidar 622
.757 tangerine
Kvadrat Vidar 542
.758 petrol
Kvadrat Vidar 872
.759 royal blue
Kvadrat Vidar 772
.764 navy blue
Kvadrat Vidar 554
.768 cement
Kvadrat Vidar 152
.772 slate black
Kvadrat Vidar 1880