Babel Drinks Cabinet
by Poltrona Frau
Designed by Roberto Lazzeroni, 2014.
AVAILABLE TO BUY ONLINE
Babel is a compact home bar unit comprising three cupboards in two different sizes. The largest, placed on the floor to support the other two, is in multiply birch with an ebony veneer MDF top and it has a chromium-plated tubular steel divider for bottles. The smaller cupboards, which rest on the larger one, have lift-up doors and are in multiply birch with ebony veneer on the parts visible inside. One has a chromium-plated tubular steel divider for glasses, the other houses a chromium-plated storage box with ebony veneer MDF lid and has a chromium-plated steel handle. The bottom of all three containers is finished in matt black scratch-proof paint.
A steel mechanism allows the two top cupboards to rotate outwards, giving access to the one underneath. The visible parts of the mechanism have a matt black lacquer finish. The outside upholstery of Babel is in Cuoio Saddle Extra leather, edged in matching Pelle Frau® leather from the Color System. The cupboards are lined in red Alcantara®. Both top cupboards have two handles in Cuoio Saddle Extra leather: one is for opening the door and the other is fitted to a chromium-plated aluminium plate on the side and is used to turn the unit and give access to the cupboard underneath. Four black swivel wheels make Babel easy to move.
W63.5 x D45 x H65.5 cm
Pelle Frau® Saddle Extra leather is 4mm thick. Because of its specific qualities, the leather must not be exposed to direct sunlight or heat sources. Pelle Frau® Saddle leather is the perfect blend of elasticity, touch, thickness and rigidity. It is the product of specific research into the material and the tanning process, aimed at producing a hide with these specific qualities. Resistance to light and stains, dimensional stability and good gluing capacity are the results. The key ingredient is European cow hide, processed using natural techniques and dyed with aniline to limit any damage caused by accidental scratches. The coat is 1.2-1.5 millimetres thick. Imperfections such as scars or wrinkles emphasise the authenticity of the material and its natural origins.