What is a Credenza – and why do I need one?

Credenzas have changed considerably in the last 7 centuries. Once a piece of dining room furniture to store crockery and glasses and as a base for serving buffet meals, now the term credenza is used to refer to a piece of office furniture.  A modern credenza is a low unit with doors or drawers, and is used for all the paraphernalia of a modern office, in particular AV equipment.  Take a look at our credenza in walnut and white:
With vented cupboards and cable management ports, it provides a stylish home for a computer, printers, even a DVD player!  Our design team have created the cupboards with the option of shelving to fit your requirements, or why not add racking to create some filing space?

Offices today require more storage space, as we still have quantities of paper filing in addition to the wide array of computer equipment needed in any self-respecting office: PC, printer, photocopier, scanner, fax machine and the rest.  But we also want our workspace to look professional, tidy and organised, and to reflect our company image.  Our credenzas work well as part of a suite of office furniture, together with our newly designed AV desks.  Each piece is made to order, so you can choose your finish to suit your corporate image. From walnut or oak, to a coloured finish to match your branding, the choice is yours!

The word credenza is an Italian word meaning ‘credence’ or ‘truth.’ The original use for this piece of furniture was as a buffet in the dining quarters of a kin
g, pope or
nobleman.  Food placed on the credenza was taste tested for poison before serving – so eating food from the credenza was the moment of truth! 
Fortunately, we have moved on from the need for taste testers, but, just as in the 15th century, we still like our furniture to demonstrate something of our personal style.  Our design team at Lectern-s.co.uk are experienced in creating furniture to your requirements.  Whether it’s a sleek and stylish credenza in walnut with a solid bright white top, or a simple MDF lectern, we have office and AV furniture to suit all tastes and budgets.
Justine Posted by Justine

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2 Comments To "What is a Credenza – and why do I need one?"

Debbie On 23.02.2016
I would like a few credenzas manufacturing in a specific egger finish, is this something you can offer - looking for qty 25 off very similar to your standard one, ive just emailed your office also. Reply to this comment
paul dodd On 25.02.2016
Debbie, got your email thanks. In general we can manufacture in any board from the likes of Egger, Kronospan or unilin for example along with any actual veneered boards and spray finshes - I'll respond further to your request on email. Thanks for your interest in our lecterns and credenzas

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