4 designer drinks trolleys worth rolling into your home
Call us biased, but we think bottles of Starward whisky are too good-looking to be hidden away in a cupboard for most of their life. We also think pouring, shaking and making drinks shouldn’t be confined to only the kitchen – which is why we’re self-confessed fans of a good old fashioned drinks trolley. Turns out today’s drinks trolleys are anything but old fashioned though, they’re super chic, minimal and refreshingly contemporary. If this sounds like something up your alley, then read on! We’ve rounded up some head-turners that’ll up your at-home entertaining game and win you big interior styling points. Let’s roll!
Pipe Bar Cart by Kun Design
Everyone loves an ‘all terrain’ drinks trolley, right? There’s nothing better than rolling those beverages between the courtyard and your living area with ease – and with this Pipe Bar Cart you can. It will look right at home amongst the greenery of your garden and offers ample room for not only cocktail ingredients but space for a tasty snack to enjoy alongside it. The Alu Teak wheels are sturdy, the handle is super cute and you’ve got three soft hues to choose from: olive grey, white or anthracite. Our favourite part? The art deco curves and the fact it’s got us dreaming about outdoor entertaining all summer long. Pour us a drink!
Chariot by Gamfratesi for Casamania
You’d be forgiven for mistaking this as a cheeseboard-meets-drinks-trolley at first glance. The large wheels make it quite striking, setting it apart from others you’ve probably seen. The rubber profile inserted into the wheels allows for easy movement when you’ve got it fully stocked. There are two trays for ample drinks space and the painted metal frame structure also acts as a handle – clever! Designed in Italy, this trolley has us dreaming of aperitif hour in Sicily and is probably the next best thing if you didn’t manage to escape to a European summer this year. Available in white oak, grey-green oak, natural oak or black oak, it’ll be right at home in anyone’s lounge room.
Trace Drinks Trolley by Tait
A contemporary take on a classic with an innovative outdoor twist – we like it! This trolley has a tubular frame that’s available in different colours and three sturdy shelves. Its simple design won’t clash with your outdoor dining setting nor will it get in the way of mingling guests. We love that there’s plenty of room for bottles, plus a middle shelf that’s perfect for glass storage. The top shelf is nice and big, which means you can really spread out and have room to measure and chop ingredients when whipping up drinks for your dinner guests.
Steel Pipe Drink Trolley by Cappellini
Strikingly contemporary, oh so chic – this trolley will turn heads and start conversations from the moment your house guests are offered a drink. It was originally created in 1968 by Japanese designer Shiro Kuramata and has been reimagined by Cappellini, an Italian furniture and lighting brand. Its frame is made of metal pipe in a black matte finish, while the shelves are white laminate, and the wheels are made of grey plastic – perfect if you’re rolling it across delicate surfaces. We can’t get enough of its simple, refined aesthetic and the fact it can hold a hefty amount of (Starward) bottles with ease; the neutral colourway means it’ll tie in nicely with any room’s aesthetic, too.
So, you’ve got the drinks trolley sorted – now it’s time to brush up on your cocktail-making skills.