Modern Dry Bars

Modern Furniture Design

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances—both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: Modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, Modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”


     Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs—many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, and the Eames’s Lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.


     It’s difficult to overstate the influence that Modernism continues to wield over designers and architects—and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

Dry Bar in Blackened Laser-Cut Steel Frame with Black Oak Slats and Leather Top
Dry Bar in Blackened Laser-Cut Steel Frame with...
Klein Agency
2010s American Modern Dry Bars
Leather, Cut Steel, Oak
Be it in the gentleman’s corner of your apartment or centre stage in your living room, this contemporary Dry Bar in its simplicity, serves as a humble vessel for your most precious l...
Galaxy Drinks Cabinet, a Modern Piece, Hand-Carved and Gilded Bronze
Galaxy Drinks Cabinet, a Modern Piece, Hand-Car...
Davidson, Davidson
2010s English Modern Cabinets
Bronze, Sycamore
A superior cocktail cabinet boasting the finest British craftsmanship finished in high gloss sycamore black with a smart polished bronze trim and four panels beautifully hand-carved ...
Modern Drinks Cabinet from "Black Pearl" Collection
Modern Drinks Cabinet from "Black Pearl" Collec...
2010s British Modern Dry Bars
Brass, Resin, Lacquer
This graceful "Black pearl" drinks cabinet is designed in collaboration with "Anka Metal Coatings" who created a special resin finish in black mother-of-pearl mixed with liquid metal...
Whiskey Drinks Cabinet in Walnut Burl and English Oak Marquetry
Whiskey Drinks Cabinet in Walnut Burl and Engli...
21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Cabinets
Brass, Oak, Walnut, Burl
This elegant drinks cabinet is handcrafted in satin navy blue lacquer finish, rich in texture burl walnut and supported with intricate brushed brass legs. The hand-dyed English oak m...
Faustine Bar Cabinet Silver Leaf Detail
Faustine Bar Cabinet Silver Leaf Detail
Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz
2010s American Modern Cabinets
Silver Leaf, Walnut
The Faustine bar cabinet features a bleached walnut body with hand-carved walnut appliqué door details and hand-forged leafed handles. The interior standard comes as a dry bar includ...
In Stock 88 Secrets Bar by Nika Zupanc, Contemporary Blush Rose Bar Cabinet
In Stock 88 Secrets Bar by Nika Zupanc, Contemp...
Nika Zupanc
2010s Indian Modern Dry Bars
Metal
Ready to ship - The 88 secrets bar designed by Nika Zupanc for Scarlet Splendour is an elegant and sinuous shaped bar cabinet finished in blush rose with metallic trims in rose gold....
Tangent, Handmade Modern Liquor Cabinet with Industrial Metal Concrete and Wood
Tangent, Handmade Modern Liquor Cabinet with In...
Peter Harrison
Early 2000s American Modern Cabinets
Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Concrete, Mahogany
The Tangent liquor cabinet is a modern storage unit sized for alcohol, but useful for much more. It features gently curved aluminium doors which click closed with a rare earth magnet...
Infinity, Handmade Modern Wine Cabinet with Industrial Metal Concrete and Wood
Infinity, Handmade Modern Wine Cabinet with Ind...
Peter Harrison
Early 2000s American Modern Cabinets
Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Concrete, Mahogany
28 bottles of wine and storage for an array of glasses = one elegant cabinet. The Infinity wine cabinet features a mesmerizing base of stainless steel rods. These rods create a sculp...
Amuneal’s Loft 3 Post Back Bar Unit
Amuneal’s Loft 3 Post Back Bar Unit
Amuneal, Amuneal
2010s American Modern Dry Bars
Brass, Bronze, Steel, Glass, Oak
This beautiful bar cabinet with burnt oak adjustable shelves is part of our loft shelving collection. Our loft posts in blackened gunmetal and fully machined brass fittings in our bu...
Jørgen Berg, Exceptional Danish Mahogany, Lacqu...
Jørgen Berg, William Christensen
Mid-20th Century Danish Modern Cabinets
Brass, Mahogany, Lacquer
A remarkable cabinet exemplifying the best of Danish craftsmanship. Characteristic of Berg, the cabinet is richly veneered with select cuts of silky, fine grained and beautifully col...
Modern Drinks Cabinet "Hue" in Birdseye and Eng...
21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Cabinets
Metal
The cocktail cabinet "Hue" main structure is coated in special polished pewter metal finish. The bottom pattern is created using hand-dyed bird's-eye maple and English oak marquetry ...
Gotham Bar - Customizable Wood, Metal and Resin
Wüd Furniture Design
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dry Bars
Bronze, Leather, Epoxy Resin, Wood
Included in the Gotham collection is this striking bar cabinet. Sitting on top of a modern blackened steel frame is an oxidized ambrosia maple cabinet with blackened bronze encased i...
Ingemar Cabinet - Tall (or Dining Hutch or High...
KGBL
2010s American Modern Cabinets
Bronze, Glass, Ebony
The quarter inch thick, metal strap which frames the Ingemar, transforms into legs at the base while seamlessly marrying to the wood cabinet behind it. The back face of the unit’s in...
Contemporary Cellarette, Cabinet, Dry Bar, Maho...
Richard Haining
2010s American Modern Cabinets
Metal
Part of Richard Haining's Stacked Collection, the carcass of this cabinet or dry bar was made using reclaimed mahogany, sapelle, and other tropical hardwoods with similar grain patte...
Bar Zé Made of Tropical Wood in Brazilian Conte...
Juliana Llussá
21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Dry Bars
Brass, Wood
The dry bar ZÉ is made in Brazilian solid wood Freijó and Garapeira with traditional handcraft joint techniques and brass handles. Finishing in Italian acrylic matte varnish that sho...
Shelving System with Integrated Bar or Secretai...
Osvaldo Borsani
Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Dry Bars
Brass, Glass, Walnut
Shelving system with integrated drop-front bar or secretaire by Osvaldo Borsani, with inset reverse-painted glass panel attributed to Lucio Fontana, manufactured by Arredamento Bors...
Artisan Crafted Iron Framed & Ceramic Three Dim...
Miguel Angel Arregui
21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Dry Bars
Designed by Miguel Angel Arregui, a Mexican interior designer and artist and handmade by skilled artisans. The dry bar and cabinet is built of an iron frame with a glass interior. Th...
Geometric Steel Bookcase, Meridian Modular Cred...
Force/Collide
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Bookcases
Steel
The most versatile piece of furniture in Force/Collide's portfolio, the Meridian Modular Credenza is an all-steel construction consisting of double-sided paneling with no exposed fas...
Two-Tier Chrome Rolling Server Bar Cart by Kartell
Kartell
1990s Italian Modern Dry Bars
Chrome, Resin
Chrome, rolling, server or bar cart by Kartell features two molded resin tiers.

Gaetano Pesce Desk, 1994

By Gaetano Pesce
Gaetano Pesce Desk, 1994
Gaetano Pesce
Late 20th Century Italian Modern Desks
Steel, Chrome, Laminate, Rubber
Gaetano Pesce Desk from TBWA/Chiat/Day, New York. Italy, 1994, steel, laminate, chrome-plates steel, rubber. Literature: Gaetano Pesce, Bartolucci, ppg. 84-87 illustrate and disc...

Celine Dry Bar

By Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz
Celine Dry Bar
Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz
2010s American Modern Dry Bars
Gold Leaf, Carrara Marble, Oak
The Celine dry bar features layers of hand-carved bull nose white oak and real python skin floating above a gold leaf base. A Carrara marble top and work top set the finishing touch ...

Delphine Mirrored Bar

By Jonathan Adler
Delphine Mirrored Bar
Jonathan Adler
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dry Bars
Mirror, Brass
Minimalist forms meet Maximalist glamour. Antiqued mirror with a polished brass base. The robin's egg blue interior is fitted with four adjustable tempered glass shelves, plus six wi...
Easy Cabinet or Bar Cabinet by Cappellini in Wo...
Cappellini, Studio Cappellini
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dry Bars
Glass, Belgian Black Marble, Carrara Marble, Oak, Walnut, Lacquer
Series of cabinets and/or bar cabinets for the living room, with doors, drawers or open compartments characterized by an extreme visual lightness. Different closing tops are availabl...
Ingemar Cabinet - Tall (or Dining Hutch or High...
KGBL
2010s American Modern Cabinets
Bronze, Oak
The quarter inch thick, metal strap which frames the Ingemar, transforms into legs at the base while seamlessly marrying to the wood cabinet behind it. The unit is finished on all si...
Ingemar Cabinet - Tall (or Dining Hutch or High...
KGBL
2010s American Modern Cabinets
Nickel, Oak
The quarter inch thick, metal strap which frames the Ingemar, transforms into legs at the base while seamlessly marrying to the wood cabinet behind it. The unit is finished on all si...
1980s Unique Italian Black Lacquered and Gold B...
Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Cupboards
Brass, Glass, Mirror, Wood
One-of-a-kind very elegant and exclusive Italian high and slim bar cabinet, entirely handmade of unique tapered design, the sides are covered in black glass with brass inlays, the bl...

Faustine Bar Cabinet Bleached Walnut

By Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz
Faustine Bar Cabinet Bleached Walnut
Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz
2010s American Modern Cabinets
Gold Leaf, Walnut
The Faustine Bar Cabinet features a bleached walnut body with hand carved walnut applique door details and hand forged leafed handles. The interior standard comes as a dry bar includ...
Dorothy Dry Bar, American Hardwood and Brass
TOKEN
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dry Bars
Brass, Steel, Hardwood, Ash, Maple, Oak, Walnut
Pairing patterned woodwork with brass accents, the Dorothy Dry Bar is sharply complex and perfectly iconic. Made for the modern cocktail hour. Available in a variety of American hard...
Dry Bar in Oiled Laser-Cut Steel Frame with Bla...
Klein Agency
2010s American Modern Dry Bars
Cut Steel, Leather, Oak
Be it in the gentleman’s corner of your apartment or center stage in your living room, this contemporary Dry Bar in its simplicity, serves as a humble vessel for your most precious l...
Italian Modern Rosewood Bar With Wall Unit
20th Century Italian Modern Dry Bars
This beautiful Italian rosewood bar set offers a stylish bar cabinet with counter as well as an impressive backlit wall shelf. The stunning wood grain finish of the matching set cont...

Lunar Eclipse Liquor Cabinet

By Michael Smith-Jones
Lunar Eclipse Liquor Cabinet
Michael Smith-Jones
2010s Canadian Modern Dry Bars
Leather, Walnut, Lacquer
Our Lunar Eclipse liquor cabinet is made with solid walnut legs and solid walnut interior. The cabinet is white lacquer. The doors are midnight blue leather.  It features an upper s...

After Midnight Liquor Cart

By Michael Smith-Jones
After Midnight Liquor Cart
Michael Smith-Jones
2010s Canadian Modern Dry Bars
Brass, Leather, Walnut
Our after midnight liquor cart is constructed out of solid walnut and featuring brass wheels, brass hardware, and brass pulls. Midnight blue leather top and a soft close drawer for y...
Modern Pierre Cardin Brushed Aluminium and Chro...
Pierre Cardin
Vintage 1970s Modern Dry Bars
Aluminum, Chrome
Gorgeous and sleek dry bar by Pierre Cardin made from brushed aluminium and outfitted with a chrome top that flips up to reveal an ice bucket and a place to store glasses with a mirr...
Large Standing Lattice Wrought Iron Wine Racks
Late 20th Century American Modern Dry Bars
Wrought Iron
Tall, impressive, latticed wrought iron, standing wine racks can hold up to 50 bottles each. Two racks are available. The racks must be braced for stability.
Vermeil "Stal" Bar Cabinet Contemporary Style W...
Fabio Stal
2010s Brazilian Modern Cabinets
Walnut
Standard configuration with four shelves. Can be used as a bar or dress cabinet Legs in solid wood, veneered or lacquer. Body in MDF and plywood grid. Veneered with natural woods ...
Vintage White Lacquer Wood and Glass Five-Tier ...
Unknown
Vintage 1980s American Modern Shelves
Stainless Steel, Glass, Wood, Lacquer
This chic and modern substantial and airy tall five-tier open shelving unit is white lacquer over wood with glass sides and stainless steel round connector bolts. It has amazing mult...
Limited Edition Artisan Crafted "Origami" Glass...
Miguel Angel Arregui
2010s Mexican Modern Dry Bars
An iron frame cabinet on stand. The doors are glass, lined with intricately cut-out paper. The cut-out design allows the fabric lined interior to glow through. The shelves are remova...
Artisan Crafted Iron and Stone Tile Three Dimen...
Miguel Angel Arregui
21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Cabinets
A handcrafted two door cabinet. The frame and Stand are black iron, and the door fronts are stone tile work. The interior is lined with a grey, blue glass, and there are two removabl...
Contemporary Steel Dry Bar Duo, Meridian Modula...
Force Collide
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Cabinets
Steel
The most versatile piece of furniture in Force/Collide's portfolio, the Meridian Modular Credenza is an all-steel, sturdy and modern construction consisting of double-sided paneling ...
Modern Steel Corner Cabinet Trio, Meridian Modu...
Force Collide
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Corner Cupboards
Steel
The most versatile piece of furniture in Force/Collide's portfolio, the Meridian Modular Credenza is an all-steel, sturdy and modern construction consisting of double-sided paneling ...
Modern Style Two-Door Wood Storage Bar
Unknown
2010s American Modern Dry Bars
Mirror, Chrome, Wood
A solid wood designer bar. Purchased form a showroom in San Francisco. The front doors has a ribbon inlay. The inside consist of a mirrored back with overhead lighting. Two pullout d...

Celeste Bar Cabinet Showroom Sample

By Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz
Celeste Bar Cabinet Showroom Sample
Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz
2010s American Modern Cabinets
Gold Leaf, Oak
The Celeste bar cabinet features a white lacquer over oak body with a gold leaf inlay detail. The interior standard comes as a dry bar including puck lighting, Carrara marble, four d...
Handmade Mirrored Bar Cabinet on Stand in Muran...
2010s Italian Modern Cabinets
Murano Glass, Wood
21st century handmade mirrored cabinet on stand in Murano glass and brass inlay with two doors. Gold iron hairpin legs with brass feet. The cabinet are made of wood covered with col...
Contemporary Beelzebub Bar Cabinet in Copper Ex...
Andrea Felice
2010s English Modern Cabinets
Copper, Wood, Mahogany, Wenge
Beelzebub bar cabinet features a wide spectrum of traditional and modern woodworking techniques, as well as the incorporation of metal. The extruded marquetry of ‘The Fly’ that app...
Contemporary Sequenza Bar Cabinet Credenza Side...
Andrea Felice
2010s English Modern Credenzas
Copper, Wenge
The Sequenza credenza is an interpretation of an Mid-Century credenza's Classic lines with a twist. The Sequenza legs flow, wrap and loop around it’s body, concealing its structure a...
Perf Credenza by Moroso with Diesel in Metal an...
Moroso, Diesel Creative Team
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dry Bars
Metal
1950 modernism meets the modern workshop. Perf clashes the ruggedness of Industrial cabinetry with elegant details and unique finishes. The lightweight, but sturdy, construction c...
Perf Bar Cabinet by Moroso with Diesel in Metal...
Moroso, Diesel Creative Team
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dry Bars
Metal
1950 modernism meets the modern workshop. Perf clashes the ruggedness of Industrial cabinetry with elegant details and unique finishes. The lightweight, but sturdy, construction c...
Never Full High Bar Cabinet in American Walnut ...
Ceccotti
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dry Bars
Maple, Walnut
Never Full High cabinet is made in solid American walnut and plywood veneered American walnut and has four shelves on each door, internal in maple wood, on request glass holder for d...
Rattan and Mahogany TV Cabinet with Component R...
1990s American Modern Cabinets
Rattan, Mahogany
Large rattan and mahogany TV cabinet made with hide away sliding doors, storage drawers, and adjustable component shelves. This Cabinet opens with a middle TV shelf and additional si...
Modern Mirror Polished Stainless Steel Dry Bar ...
Unknown
20th Century Italian Modern Dry Bars
Stainless Steel, Agate
Unique illuminated mirror polished stainless steel dry bar with mirrored interior and two glass shelves, adorned with a large Brazilian agate stone slice which is back lit by led lig...
Vintage Modern French Brass and Glass Bar Cart ...
Late 20th Century French Modern Carts and Bar Carts
Brass, Glass
A vintage modern French brass and glass étagère bar cart on casters from France, circa 1970 having three shelves. The stylish appeal of this vintage rolling bar cart makes it perfect...
Athus Bar Cabinet by Gallotti and Radice in Bla...
Gallotti & Radice, Oscar e Gabriele Buratti
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dry Bars
Glass, Marble, Ash
Sideboard in black open pore lacquered ash. Patinated bronze lacquered metal details. Available with a grey stardust or Sahara Noir marble top. Supplied with 10mm tempered extra li...
The Coleman Bar Cart - Black and Walnut. 4 Vari...
Greta de Parry, Greta de Parry
2010s American Modern Dry Bars
Steel, Maple, Walnut
Day to day most bar carts aren't being rolled around, so The Coleman bar cart was designed to be a beautiful presentation and conversation piece while still light enough to remain fu...

Celeste Bar Cabinet

By Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz
Celeste Bar Cabinet
Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz
2010s American Modern Cabinets
Gold Leaf, Oak
The Celeste Bar Cabinet features a white lacquer over oak body with a gold leaf inlay detail. The interior standard comes as a dry bar including puck lighting, cararra marble, four d...
Column Chest and Minibar in Baltic Birch Plywoo...
BlackTable Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Cabinets
Ash, Birch
Peekaboo minibar inspired by classical architecture columns, with Baltic birch plywood framing and laminated ash veneer with an oiled finish. Built by hand in Queens, New York, by Ca...
Bar, Precious, rattan and synthetic fibers, Art...
2010s French Modern Dry Bars
Rattan
Bar, precious rattan and synthetic fibers, unique pieces directed by a team of French artisans. Measures: D 43 cm, H 88 cm.
Set No.5 Mini Bar by Müsing–Sellés Carved Woo...
Alvaro Gomez-Selles, Marisa Müsing
21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Dry Bars
Wood, Paint
Set No.5 explores and re-interprets the relationship between form and utility, moving away from expected functionality in everyday furniture. The set aims to create new domestic envi...
The Frame Bar, Contemporary Handmade Marble an...
Unknown
2010s Lebanese Modern Dry Bars
Brass, Steel, Marble, Walnut
The bar is a statement piece aimed at turning the experience of creating a cocktail into one of discovery. A glass case contains the beverages, taunting the user, accessible only thr...
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