How to spend it

We have recently had the pleasure of being featured in a Financial Times ‘How to spend it’ article focusing on the rising popularity of drinks trolleys – or bar carts if you prefer – which ties in with an earlier Facebook post on the same subject.

The FT article explores the sense of occasion and glamour that drinks trolleys foster, and why vintage pieces – particularly interwar and midcentury designs – are becoming very sought after with cocktail enthusiasts wishing to bring ceremony to their homes.

Art deco specialist, Joreoen Markies, is quoted as saying that “mixing a drink in the room adds to the drama” and Galina Kuzmenko, principal banker at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, loves to wheel out her 1950’s drinks trolley with a flourish when entertaining.

No doubt about it, a bar cart with the wow factor can be a real conversation piece, and here is what the FT had to say about our own contribution to this stylish resurgence:

‘Some stunning trolleys can be found at Circa and Marmorea London (which trade on 1stdibs), including a sleek design (£3,200) in solid brass and glass, which owner David Flatt picked up at an antiques fair in Montpellier: “It’s neoclassical in style but still has that midcentury feel.”

But drinks trolleys are not just for cocktail lovers. Sometimes they’re used as bathroom stands and bedside tables or for serving afternoon tea. Flatt has also seen them stacked with books (“like a mobile library”) or used as a computer table.

Useful and beautiful. A winning combination every time. View the trolley here.