A threesome with a high sense of quality – cabinetmaker Rud. Rasmussen, furniture designer Cecilie Manz and the international design magazine Wallpaper – stand together behind a surprising reinterpretation of a classic furniture item: The minibar in the hotel room.
The minibar was first shown at Wallpaper’s special Handmade exhibition, held during the Salone del Mobile in Milan in April 2015.
Rud. Rasmussen is the oldest functioning cabinetmaker in Denmark and is known for its uncompromising celebration of the classic Danish furniture design, represented by designers such as Kaare Klint, Mogens Koch and others. Therefore, it was natural to start cooperation with Cecilie Manz, as her working methods is a direct continuation hereof.
Cecilie Manz’ bid for the minibar is built up of materials like wood, canvas and brass, all of them typical of Rud. Rasmussen. The minibar is made of massive cherry wood, and its elliptical body is covered with canvas with a white top and a navy blue bottom. The tabletop is made of Italian marble, and the hole down to the cooler is covered with a cherry wood lid with a carrying handle of silk.
To manage glasses and snacks, Cecilie Manz has mounted a number of small metal brackets on the leather-clad back wall. There is also room for an immersion heater.
The fine crystal glasses in the minibar comes from the Finnish company Iittala, while a BeoPlay A2 loudspeaker from Danish B&O hangs on the side of the minibar.
Read more about Rud. Rasmussen here.
Read more about Cecilie Manz here.