If a little workplace fun now and again is on par with your workplace culture or you entertain clients at the office, there is, perhaps, no better way to serve and display refreshments than the tried-and-true serving trolley. Their compact and chic design make them a practical, yet artistic way to hold a small collection of fine spirits, coffees, extravagant bottled waters, or to serve aperitifs.
We believe at the heart of every great business deal is a firm handshake and, of course, a toast for future success. To pull off a serving cart in your office, however, not just any one will do. Therefore, we’ve hand-picked a few Mad Men-inspired pieces that will elevate your current office décor and make a personal style statement at the same time.
These fab serving trolleys are class all the way and will ensure you’re ready for anything at the office:
- For the elegant man…
- What better way to make a good first impression than to proudly display a gold-framed serving cart in your office. Among the finest that money can buy is Swoon’s John Lewis Bar Cart for £399, inspired by the De La Warr Pavilion of Bexhill-on-Sea in East Sussex. It is masterfully-designed by John Lewis, embodying the modern, iconic style of the pavilion’s architecture.
- West Elm’s Terrace Bar Cart is another great pick if you fancy gold. Its design features a rectangular shape modelling the art deco period, and it has a mirrored shelf on the bottom. For £319, it’s a great investment piece that will last for years. For the best deal, we recommend the Montes Cart from Canora Gray. It features a really cool geometric design that immediately catches the eye, and it has three glass shelves for maximum capacity.
- For the classic, simple man…
- Opt for one of these trolleys if you prefer simple, understated pieces and don’t like a lot of frills. West Elm is on-point with their Tiered Bar Console. It lets you easily store anything you need, from bottles, snacks, or an ice bucket. Another option to consider is the Mid-Century Bar Cart, also from West Elm. It’s rather handsome, we think, but you be the judge. Both of these options sell for £279 but for a splurge, the Klong Julius Trolley for £852 is well-worth the price with its loop-handle and minimalist design in oak.
- If edgy, industrial is more your style…
- Keep it real with the Fulton Bar Cart, also from one of our favorite brands, West Elm. The antique bronze finish makes this one a beauty but it also has two glass shelves and four locking caster wheels so it serves like a charm! Whoever says practical can’t look cool hasn’t laid eyes on this next serving cart. The Alford Serving Cart by Williston Forge is super edgy with a distressed dark metal frame and medium-toned wooden shelves that provide high-contrast. The best part of all, it’s a steal for just £149.99 .
- Finally, we have one last piece to share with you, the Rockett St George distressed Tin Utility Trolley. You can easily bring a bit of Sterling Cooper to any work space with this antique-looking serving trolley. Its distressed tin shelves and black metal frame provide raw grit and character, making it a unique choice. Plus, it has four caster wheels to easily glide across any surface and three shelves that double as a way to serve up refreshments, display a nice designer globe, or your favorite business-minded books.