Minibars

"Minibars" are compact, tabletop assemblages of vintage glassware and accessories, collected and arranged as small-scale studies in material and form. I was always fascinated by the ritual connotations and utilitarian essence of drinking vessels, and blowing glass for many years made me sensitive to the contours, thickness, and proportions of cups, and to the way they pour, sit on tables, and feel in your hand. Minibars are Lilliputian and functional. Whether used as drinkware or still-life, they convey the ideas of magical tonics and elixirs, old-world hospitality, home-as-sanctuary. I’m not much of a drinker, but I love the house-warming twinkle of glass and metal (with the occasional counterpoint of wood or plastic), and the streamlined elegance of the cocktail aesthetic. Minibars are one-of-a-kind. Each is composed of elements carefully selected, not for their value as "antiques" per se, but for their integrity as objects. Minibars range in price from $150-$350, and are available at several trunk shows per year, or by special order.

For scale reference, the standard 750 ML St. Germain bottle above is 12.5" tall. All minibar dimensions are given in height (of tallest glass) by width by depth.