Finally, it is summer. The sunny days and starry nights, balconies or gardens and a lot of summer events create many occasions for cocktails and drinks. Get inspired by our selection of trolleys, glassware and special drinks.
Bruun Rasmussen is currently holding an auction that includes elegant trolleys to serve your drinks in style. The auction, which ends d. June 14, presents a wide selection that can fit into any home taste.
One of the highlights of the auction is Alvar Aalto’s functionalist trolley. The Finnish designer, who was a pioneer’s for functionalist furniture design, designed this simple wagon in 1935. Since then, Aalto furniture proved to be timeless, which is also why so many still appreciate Aalto’s design. This trolley features molded birch and a table top with black tiles, useful for making drinks and not worrying about wiping of spills. The underlying basket is ideal for the storage of bottles and other equipment.
The second trolley we selected was designed by Joseph Frank (1885-1967). This tea trolley of brass is mounted on two large wheels and has two stained beech handles. It has a top tray and an underlying shelf of white steel mesh. Top tray has a glass bottom. Josef Frank, who was originally from Austria, worked most of his life in Sweden, where his designs quickly adapted to the Scandinavian style. However this trolley was designed in Jugendstil, which was the German and Austrian equivalent to Art Nouveau style.
The serving trolleys are of course useless without the beautiful glassware and most importantly the drinks on them. For this we have chosen the best examples of the glass category on Mearto.
This set of champagne glasses and saucers represent the elegant glamour of the late 19th/early 20th century. You can try out a champagne cocktail recipe like a Kir Royal or Bellini to instantly elevate any occasion.
If you are one of those who enjoy more simple tastes in life, these beautiful wine glasses, engraved decoration with motifs of vine leaves, grapes and heads of grain, might be perfect for you. They are made in 1800s and still reflect the pastoral romantic ideals of their era.
These glasses will feel complete with a good bottle of white wine. We suggest the 1990 Château d’Yquem, currently on auction at Stockholms Auktionsverk in a crate of 12 bottles.
These bottles of white wine from Sauternes, France was stored in a private, temperature controlled cellar since their purchase. The case was opened in May 2016 and is in very good condition, waiting to be enjoyed in these beautiful summer days.
This crystal jar with lid is a tasteful addition to any bar, whether you want to store pieces of lemon, sugar or mint in it. It features a square shape with cut corners and geometric decorations that indicate the aesthetic values of the 19th century.
Old and rare cognac is a perfect digestive after dinner under the clear summer skies. The lot on the right is on auction at Stockholms Auktionsverk features bottles of an elite cru of cognac. They were probably bottled in the mid 1950’s and purchased from the producer in late 1950’s. They are bottled at 40 % vol, by Château Jean Jousson and the wooden case includes 9 bottles.
Photos courtesy of the Stockholms Auktionsverk, Blomqvist and Bruun Rasmussen websites.