These Eight Furniture Pieces Give “Vanity Project” a Whole New Meaning

Dressing tables make a comeback as the new home essential.

Traditionally, the vanity table has been used as a grooming station—but today’s iterations of the late 19th and early 20th-century bedroom staple suggest it’s less about looking fashionable and more about having space to sit down and dedicate time to self-care. Here, eight of our favorite vanities prove that the forgotten home essential is taking back the spotlight.

Gabor Kodolanyi of Codolagni designed the Avignon collection with the stillness of the French countryside in mind—a peaceful setting in which to start a day.


The Chandlo dressing table designed by Doshi Levien for BD Barcelona made a big splash when it was introduced, back in 2012, and remains one of our favorites to date.


The limited-edition Jinshi console by Studio MVW features remarkable pink jade accents, which are subtly illuminated by concealed LEDs.


The very casual—and still classy—wall-hung Vanity Shelf by design group Outofstock for Ligne Roset ensures even the smallest spaces dont have to sacrifice for a dedicated space to preen.


Material Lusts raw steel, made-to-order Retort Vanity is for the ultimate femme (or homme!) fatale.


The Oblon stand, another space-saving option, can comfortably prop itself up almost anywhere—be it the bathroom, bedroom, or right by the front door.


Neri & Hu used wood, brass, and leather to create its Ren dressing table for Poltrona Frau. Another piece in the collection, the Standing Mirror with Hangers, offers a good vanity alternative for anyone with a more on-the-go lifestyle.


Yabu Pushelberg applied its impeccable eye for hospitality design to Stellar Workss Blink collection. In lieu of storage space, the vanity favors an ultra-clean silhouette.

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