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Civilize Cocktail Hour With This Swanky Minibar

It's the minibar you never knew you wanted.

  • <p>Cecilie Manz's gorgeous Minibar was commissioned for <a href="http://www.wallpaper.com/design/best-bar-none-the-making-of-handmade-2015s-minibar-by-cecilie-manz-and-rud-rasmussen/9228#06O58AK146rh3fKA.99" target="_blank">Wallpaper</a>'s 2015 <a href="http://www.wallpaper.com/handmade/2015" target="_blank">Handmade exhibition</a></p>
  • <p>Manz worked with historic furniture maker Rud Rasmussen on the design.</p>
  • <p>"A minibar cabinet should be a place where you find comfort and pleasure," <a href="http://www.wallpaper.com/design/best-bar-none-the-making-of-handmade-2015s-minibar-by-cecilie-manz-and-rud-rasmussen/9228#06O58AK146rh3fKA.99" target="_blank">she told Wallpaper</a>. We couldn't agree more.</p>
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    Cecilie Manz's gorgeous Minibar was commissioned for Wallpaper's 2015 Handmade exhibition

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    Manz worked with historic furniture maker Rud Rasmussen on the design.

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    "A minibar cabinet should be a place where you find comfort and pleasure," she told Wallpaper. We couldn't agree more.

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.

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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