Have you ever dreamed of designing your own handmade drinks cabinet? At Steven Baker Furniture all things are possible. Recently Steve was delighted to receive a commission to craft a stunning solid oak drinks cabinet for an overseas client.
Drinks cabinets – or cellarettes – were first seen in 15th Century Europe. They were originally created to provide a practical means of keeping one’s valuable liquor safe. During the United States Prohibition era trompe l’oeil designs appeared in order to conceal alcoholic beverages from sight. Today, drinks cabinets are sought after once again, thanks to an increased awareness and enjoyment of specialist whiskies, local gins and creative cocktails. They are an elegant addition to any household, bringing a sense of occasion to both relaxed get-togethers and more formal dinner parties.
This particular drinks cabinet has an understated, cool contemporary feel. Its subtle Scandinavian-influenced style comes from Steve’s use of clean-cut lines in a light-coloured oak. While the geometric details in the doors with their angular pattern and form gives a nod to a design motif that was seen throughout the 1900s. This is a drinks cabinet that celebrates the best of both classic and modern design.
Of course a drinks cabinet is nothing without a well-chosen drinks selection! You’ll find a place for everything from glassware big and small, to bottles and decanters of all shapes and sizes. With more than enough room for not only your favourite tipples but the classics including wines, spirits and mixers, all deserving their spot in any drinks cabinet. As well as all those little extras from napkins to toothpicks. Filling it is all part of the fun.