At Your Ser­vice

A stylish bar cart that’s just as im­por­tant as the goods you put on it

Bloomberg Pursuits - - Seek — Object - Pho­to­graph BEN­JAMIN BOUCHET — MATTHEW KRONSBERG

David Rock­well, the ar­chi­tect and de­signer be­hind up­scale ho­tels such as the New York Edi­tion and restau­rants like Nobu and Gato, has re­leased a lim­ited-edi­tion fur­ni­ture line just in time for sum­mer en­ter­tain­ing. The col­lec­tion’s most strik­ing piece, the Valet bar cart, is a modern up­date of an art deco de­sign and fea­tures black steel han­dles, Amer­i­can wal­nut shelves, and brass cast­ers and trim. A soft, full-grain sad­dle-leather pouch on the bot­tom shelf holds es­sen­tial drink-mak­ing tools, and the han­dles are wrapped in thin strips of leather, the same tech­nique Rock­well used on the stair­case rail­ing of Nobu Fifty Seven in Man­hat­tan’s Mid­town. “I was in­spired by clas­sic, very sim­ple leather bags,” he says. “I wanted the bar cart to feel lux­u­ri­ous to the touch—and the com­bi­na­tion of hard and soft seemed coun­ter­in­tu­itive and kind of beau­ti­ful.” $2,285; stel­lar­ for in­for­ma­tion

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