Kobei Tallboy



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Dimensions (mm): 1550 high x 550 wide x 450 deep.

Materials: Wood (F)ramework + (D)rawers: (F) Silver Wattle + (D) Tasmanian Blackwood or (F) Tasmanian Blackwood + (D) Silver Wattle or (F) Cambia Ash + (D) American White Ash or (F) American White Ash + (D) Cambia Ash.

Product Finish: Clear, water based, matte finish.

Product Timber Options: Mountain Ash or Silver Wattle or Tasmanian Myrtle or Tasmanian Blackwood or Cambia Ash or American White Ash or Wormy Chestnut.

Drawer Dovetails: With Dovetails or Without Dovetails.


Storage that’s unexpected.  Storage that’s surprising.  Storage that’s unique.  Storage that’s memorable.  A truely memorable and unique tallboy.

This very old yet rarely used European cabinet making technique, is based on a very effective and efficient concept……. an integrated central running system which provides lateral (left + right) guidance whilst actually opening and closing the drawer.  This clever methodology allows the drawer to be 100% visible throughout its full range of motion.

Together with the open storage shelf, the framework consequently becomes a visual highlight in itself. This provides intrigue and lightness to the overall form.

We are now very proud to offer a variation on the original.  You can now have your preferred drawer style – ie: with or without dovetails.  Dovetailing was the preferred drawer construction technique utilised by the old masters.  They would traditionally use the technically demanding dovetail joint at both the front as well as the back of their drawers.  However, with the advent of stronger and more durable adhesives and newer construction methods (and the fact that dovetailing takes longer and is harder to actually do), more minimalist and contemporary approaches to drawer construction now exist.  And we are very happy to offer both to you.

The elegance and status that traditional dovetailed drawers poses will exist forever.  However, we’re finding that many of our clients are preferring the “less is more” approach and are actually requesting a more minimalist version.  Simple, clean and minimal or the gold standard (technical craftsmanship) – the choice is yours.  Your Kobei tallboy is still being made in Melbourne by the same workshop and is being made by the exact same craftsmen, regardless of the option you prefer.

We have also  increased the number of timbers that the Kobei tallboy and the smaller low/bedside unit are offered in.

Our clients speak, and we listen.


Delivery and lead time

We pride ourselves on our transparency and honesty, so we’d like to explain our delivery options in this same manner. Find out more about our delivery options.

Delivery method: Client Pick-Up (free); Delivery to Your Door Organised by PodMarket (invoiced separately); Delivery Organised by Client
Lead time: Approximately 4–6 weeks


The timber selected via the swatches relates to the framework only. We will contact you regarding your preferred drawer material. The price will be unaffected, regardless of which drawer species you select. There is a slight price difference regarding the drawer construction method however - ie: dovetails or not.

Product design

Design: PodMarket Pty Ltd.
Made in Melbourne.


Sustainability is our essence, not just a tag line.
Good Design is sustainable. Minimal materials, cleverly put together, avoiding unnecessary production and waste. Well crafted designs that last a long time, because if you buy cheap you pay twice, and so does the environment.

Sustainability is about health, avoiding bad chemicals, using non-toxic materials.  Choice of materials is important. We prefer natural fibres in our fabrics. Wools, cottons, linens, and leather.  Timber is a great choice for sustainable outcomes. Forests are good for our environment, and timber production has many eco-benefits. We prefer timbers that are properly harvested using sustainable forestry practices, and timbers that last. We use glass, or metal when that’s what the item needs to be beautiful, or functional, or to last a long time. That’s part of a sustainable outcome too.
For further information, please refer to  our design principles and our materials sections.


  Customisation available. Please contact us with your requirements.
  SKU: DS1102