Pär's personal record cabinet

5 minutes

Jönköping, Sweden

Pär and his family live in Jönköping, 80 miles (130 kilometres) east of Gothenburg, Sweden. The 44-year-old loves rock music and is a passionate record collector.

Pär is particularly attached to his very first LP, Destroyer by American hard rock band KISS, “although the band has released better albums in the past,” admits the music fan. He has an emotional attachment to a great many of his treasures. Certain albums awaken memories and remind him of experiences and concerts he went to.

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Best vinyl storage solution

Over the years the Swede has collected more than 450 records covering all genres of music. “The question collectors ask themselves constantly is: what is the best way to keep vinyl records? Of course you have to store them upright, but it’s always been important to me to play my LPs, to access them from all sides and to be able to see the cover when looking for a specific album,” explains the sales employee. Another important aspect is that the collection is close to the record player which takes centre stage in the flat.

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Best vinyl storage solution

Over the years the Swede has collected more than 450 records covering all genres of music. “The question collectors ask themselves constantly is: what is the best way to keep vinyl records? Of course you have to store them upright, but it’s always been important to me to play my LPs, to access them from all sides and to be able to see the cover when looking for a specific album,” explains the sales employee. Another important aspect is that the collection is close to the record player which takes centre stage in the flat.

The storage of vinyls is a big challenge to all music lovers. I’ve come up with a solution that meets my needs perfectly.
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Small living areas call for space-saving solutions 

Pär and his family moved from a house to a new flat so there was less space for them all to live in. There was also less space for his hobby. However, Pär saw the opportunity to have a bespoke storage solution fitted into his home. “The design is based on my larder unit in the kitchen which has individual drawers and can be easily accessed from all sides,” says Pär and adds: “There are no doors because I wanted to put the spotlight on my records.”

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Small living areas call for space-saving solutions 

Pär and his family moved from a house to a new flat so there was less space for them all to live in. There was also less space for his hobby. However, Pär saw the opportunity to have a bespoke storage solution fitted into his home. “The design is based on my larder unit in the kitchen which has individual drawers and can be easily accessed from all sides,” says Pär and adds: “There are no doors because I wanted to put the spotlight on my records.”

Harmonious composition

“I explained the ‘basic laws’ to my cabinet maker. He racked his brains and came up with a solution that fits beautifully into our living room and goes well with the design of our other furniture,” says Pär, explaining the planning procedure. The cabinet solution comes in all heights, widths and depths so the cabinet maker designed the record cabinet to fit into the space right next to the record player and blend discreetly into the living room.

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Easy access 

Pär’s requirements are met perfectly by a cabinet without a door which is equipped with six drawers that open individually (Blum’s LEGRABOX pure in silk white). The customised record cabinet was made in no time, and Pär is overjoyed with the solution. “I have instant access to all my vinyls and can organise my collection as I like. Unlike other record collectors, I don’t keep my LPs in alphabetical order. Sometimes I organise them by band, sometimes by title and sometimes by theme,” confides the father-of-two.

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The LEGRABOX inner pull-out goes perfectly with the design of the record cabinet. Just like the SPACE TOWER larder unit in his kitchen, he simply opens the right drawer and can easily access the record from all three sides without having to bend down or hunt for what he is looking for. What’s more, the practical cabinet comes in all heights, widths and depths so it can be tailored to suit personal storage requirements right from the planning stage.

All advantages at a glance

  • Can be implemented with all box and runner systems by Blum

  • Comes in all heights, widths and depths to suit personal requirements

  • Can be combined with an electrical or mechanical opening support system

  • Easy access from three sides

  • Quick removal from above

  • Easy to open and close even when heavily laden

  • Optimal use of storage space with high and closed drawer sides

  • High load bearing capacity of up to 70 kg per pull-out

  • Caters to different price segments

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