Published on : Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Spanish design studio Papila has designed a new collection of drink cabinets intended for the hotel industry, created in partnership with furniture brand Bustper. The design firm decided to reinvent the typical minibar by incorporating technological features including a bluetooth sound system and connection dock. The key piece offers guests a complimentary table which slides out from the top, allowing them to place down their cups while pouring.
Called the ‘Nature’ collection, these cabinets reflect rural materials found in the La Sénia region of Spain, where the studio is based. Papila’s design draws upon traditional mediterranean values and style which Bustper aims to express through their products.
Slatted beechwood doors are lacquered in green, which is commonly found on shutters in the area. The vertically ridged, orange-fronted cabinets echo the colour and shape of terracotta tiles. The mini-bar is produced in birch plywood with a natural oak, ash and walnut veneer and is finished with a colourless matt varnish.
The Nature collection also includes several pieces of furniture, all of which are raised off the ground on wooden legs. Smaller pieces function as side units, while the larger cabinet has several sections, offering room for a fridge and a safe.