Inside Out (Australia)
‘James’ bar cart by Yabu Pushelberg for Stellar Works
The form: A black metal-framed trolley with a walnut handle, shelves and wheels. What makes it special: Designed in 2016 by well-known interior design studio Yabu Pushelberg, which has offices in Toronto, New York and Guangzhou, the ‘James’ bar cart is part of a collection that includes a stool and a chaise lounge. All feature fine, grid-like metal elements in combination with luxurious stitched leather and walnut. The ‘James’ is a sophisticated and graphic object with an aura of masculinity. It has oversized wheels, but the overall look is subdued when compared to other contemporary drinks trolleys such as the GamFratesi-designed ‘Chariot’ bar cart from Casamania. Beautiful to look at, this drinks trolley is also highly practical and features rails that surround both shelves to ensure bottles don’t fall off while moving the cart – a moveable tray is also included. Yabu Pushelberg has recently become one of the hottest object design studios around, working with Dutch brand Linteloo and Czech brand Lasvit, but its fame originates with interior design work from more than a decade ago on projects such as the Four Seasons hotel in Tokyo. Expect to pay: $2690. Buy at: Living Edge, livingedge.com.au.