Put some Eastern promise into your cocktail making with this stunning glass fronted cocktail cabinet
On the beautiful Beach Road of Singapore city, often dwarfed by more modern, much taller buildings, sits the world-famous Raffles Hotel. Within the hotel is the legendary “Long Bar”. A resplendent room, filled with dark woods, dazzling mirrors, glittering crystal, soft “Gentleman’s Club” lighting, and bottles as far as the eye can see.
The mirrors, glass, and wood of the Long Bar at Raffles are echoed throughout this beautiful glass-fronted cocktail cabinet. It’s a really eye-catching piece and a definite “must-have” for a cocktail connoisseur looking for a stylish and elegant storage solution for their drinks collection.
Standing on Queen Anne legs, with its pull-out, mirrored tray, this 1920s cabinet is just perfect for drinks preparation, whether a simple Gin and Tonic or the more challenging Singapore Sling.
Since its opening, Raffles Hotel has become, and remains, synonymous with luxury, elegance, sophistication, and Colonial style. It’s the birthplace of one of the most iconic cocktails ever invented; the Singapore Sling and a rather apt name for this cabinet. There is even a story of dinner guests finding a Bengal Tiger under the billiard table in the bar.
The Singapore Sling was created in 1915. Primarily a gin-based drink, it was deliberately created with a rosy colour to imitate a fruit juice, perhaps to save the reputation and modesty of ladies who, according to the etiquette of the day, were unable to drink alcohol in public.
Why not try making one yourself - recipe in the photos.
More reason, if needed, to have a beautifully stylish (and, of course, well-stocked) cabinet at home…. Just check there isn’t a Bengal tiger under it!
Glass fronted Cocktail Cabinet Features
- Glass bow fronted cabinet - perfect for curating and showing off your drinks collection
- Mirrored top section with pull out tray
- Walnut veneer in beautiful condition
- Ample storage suitable for large drinks collections
- Overall dimensions : H132cm x W92cm xD31cm
- Can be 'designed to order' to your specification
Art Deco Style
This style of design is well over a century old and, whilst other styles have come and gone, Art Deco has never really gone out of fashion. The bold lines, symmetry and ornamental design make it a brilliant foundation to base any room design on.
Working with an Art Deco piece of furniture is inspirational. You can either dress the rest of the room up, or dress it down. Keep things softly muted with a stormy colour palette of blues, greys and off whites, perhaps add in some luxurious fabrics for soft furnishings. Or add more art deco items, an occasional table, light fittings and geometric shaped seating.
Adding an Art Deco cocktail cabinet to a dining room or lounge will give it an instant 1920’s “Great Gatsby” feel. Beautiful, eye-catching, practical, functional, but always bang on trend.
Designed to order
What I love most about my work is giving vintage pieces of furniture a new lease of life in the Art Deco style. “The Singapore Sling” is also available as a commission, or put more simply, “designed to order”.
Working together, but guided by you and your specifications, we will transform this gorgeous cabinet into an eye-catching piece that matches you, your style, and your design theme, perfectly.
This could be as simple as adding a beautiful Chinoiserie wallpaper to the back panel or maybe some gold leaf and a few gold highlights. We could also go the “whole nine yards” and looking at an entire colour palette and finish, and then add some final flourishes and embellishments.
The result will be something totally unique and individual….a piece that you will treasure for many years to come.
If this cabinet is not quite right for you, I have another couple of cabinets waiting for a custom look, so take a look at my other Designer Drinks Cabinets.
For inspiration and pictures of previous commissions, please visit the Gallery