The approaching holidays mean parties galore. Logistics can be tricky, though. Where to put everything for easy access, not to mention portability? Enter McLaughlin Collection, which just introduced a new piece to its line up of Lucite furnishings and accessories—the three-shelf bar cart. It’s the ideal addition on wheels to your party arsenal with space for bottles, glassware and anything else you might need to create fantastic drinks for your next gathering, and it’s all rendered in chic, stunning acrylic.
Pat McLaughlin, the company’s founder, got inspired during a show-house fundraiser. Situated in a high-rise building with amazing views and an open floor plan, it was a great place to entertain. Space, though, was at a premium. “High-rise living, or any city or compact dwelling for that matter, necessitates additional storage while utilizing every square foot of space available,” she notes, and so the bar cart was born.
In clear Lucite, the piece is compact physically not to mention visually. As McLaughlin sees it, the two key characteristics of the materials are “its transparency and sparkle. It doesn’t take up space, it doesn’t add weight to the room, but it adds a reflective quality and glamour.” Mirror-topped shelves and accents in nickel and chrome add even more shine and dazzle. In form, the piece offers hints of the Art Déco, though muted to suit it to a range of settings.
For an even jazzier take on the form, the pieces are offered in translucent and solid colors. As with the clear version, they’re “pure entertainment, pure fun,” says McLaughlin.