You remember them? – the epitome of 1960s aspiration for many but also the butt of many a joke – yes, the at-home cocktail bar.
Would you want one of these period features in your home? Probably not but the younger generation see them as a bit of fun and a great excuse for a period party.
Leopard skin featured quite extensively,
especially twinned with Formica, glass and electric tube lighting.
Want a little height for that abroad in the Costas feel?
And a pineapple ice-bucket completes the look. Don’t worry if you can’t find an original pineapple, there are masses being sold right now, usually in gold, as they are a set to become an icon of the Millennial generation.
And here’s another one – pineapple that is – this time on a simple atomic-era patterned, cute Formica bar in pale lemon (possibly more 50s than 60s).
Many of these bars were influenced by science – and I am not talking Mixology.
This must have been inspired by a Sputnik.
Others evoked the simple luxury of your own yacht,
or an evening spent in a Gentleman’s Club.
If you’re turning up your nose at this point – just remember you heard about this latest interior fashion here first!
The genuine article is still available and still cheap – £75 would get you something modest and £250 a rather glitzy version. Who’s brave enough to try?
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