The era of the vanity table may be waning as apartments get smaller, call times get earlier and dinners become more casual. But the iconic boudoir piece has gotten a modern makeover from Thailand-based Studio248 which maximizes space and minimizes clutter while maintaining a luxe materiality.
Despite the overtly heteronormative concept of this piece, the Him & Her Dressing Table would be a welcome addition to any busy couple's home. An ingenious system of marble "zig-zag rails" make up the table top, fitting into matching grooves of gorgeous solid wood containers designed to hold various personal accoutrement. The wooden "islands" slide along the surface and can be rearranged while maintaining easy organization. The open horizontal layout is easy to see and search, removing the need for a chair and saving space in the process.
Two unframed mirrors, one round and one square, lean gracefully at the back of the table with plenty of room for simultaneous primping. The different shapes add a sculptural quality to the straight and simple form of the table, and delightful design details like warm copper accents on the wooden containers contrast beautifully with the cool white marble of the table top. Spacious flat front drawers offer extra room for bulkier items, and a hanging strap keeps a bag or satchel handy.
Studio248 has deftly remodeled an antiquated furnishing into a modern, useful, and quite lovely vanity hub for two, suitable for any stylish couple on the go.