Highboards’ origin is all Italian. This storage unit was invented in the XVII century and it was put in the banquet hall of aristocratic families’ houses. The food was put there before it was served. The “Highboard master” had to taste the food before it was served to grant it tasted good and that it was safe. The highboard is not used for that anymore. It has become a storage unit for the dining room or the kitchen and it is used to put flatware and tableclothes and napkins away. Not the everyday ones, the ones you use in special occations and celebrations. The objects you use everyday have to be handy in kitchen cabinets and drawers.
Just for its use, this piece of furniture has to be functional and roomy. So you need to choose something like a highboard with drawers
which is ideal to put away small objects like cutlery.
The door type is important if you have space problems. Remember that highboards with swing doors
need more space to open while highboards with sliding doors
make you save space.
The highboard is like a kitchen wardrobe but today it is being reinterpreted by architects and designers. The market now offers modular highboards
with open view and closed with doors spaces that can be installed on the floor, on feet and wall mounted. It has become a piece of furniture that gives added value to our living room.
The principal material with which highboards are made of is wood
and depending on its making it endows either a classic or modern style. If your furniture is linear and minimalistic, then choose a contemporary style highboard
with glamorous lacquered doors. Indulge in a game of full and empty volumes that provides space for your cutlery, glassware, kitchen linen to be put in drawers or closed storage. Frames, vases and decorating objects for your door-less storage. If your furniture is more classical or provençal style, choose a classic style highboard
with a refined countryside touch with inlay doors that let you enjoy the natural beauty of wood, or furniture composed by display units to show your silverware or your crystal glasses collection.