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  • 08.19.15

Civilize Cocktail Hour With This Swanky Minibar

It’s the minibar you never knew you wanted.

For Wallpaper‘s Handmade exhibition, designer Cecilie Manz—whose work for Bang & Olufsen you may recognize—collaborated with the Danish furniture company Rud Rasmussen on a modern minibar concept. Furniture dedicated to drinking seems yanked straight from a Mad Men set and Manz’s design celebrates a ritual from a bygone era. While it’s probably impractical for how most people live today (who has room for that large of a piece!), it’s a stunning design.

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Manz crafted the piece from marble and cherry wood. The bar features a vessel for ice set into the tabletop and metal hooks to display glassware and hang a bluetooth speaker. “A minibar cabinet should be a place where you find comfort and pleasure,” she told Wallpaper.

To channel Manz’s ethos, you might consider CB2’s Elixir minibar ($300) or Normann Copenhagen’s Block cart ($295)—both smaller in scale and more flexible from a functional standpoint than Manz’s statement piece. (And, you know, actually available to purchase.)

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Diana Budds is a New York–based writer covering design and the built environment.

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