During the 1950s into the ’60s, Atomic Age designs and geometric shapes were all the rage in design. It was called the Atomic Age because it mirrored how Americans worried about a possible future nuclear war. Today, anything considered retro-futurism is the trend today. Our fascination with streamlined modernistic designs, along with that era’s vision of the future seems endless.
There’s simply no doubt about it; kitschy, mid-century household mini cocktail bars are a must-have for mid-century enthusiasts for home entertainment today. They’re considered quite the conversational piece for a man cave, or as fun nostalgic home furnishings. They were created with special Atomic Age flare, and an out-of-this-world imagination!”
Some mid-century minibars feature starburst or sun patterns: Sputnik satellite shapes, rockets, boomerangs, and orbs symbols. Most have geometric and amoebic shapes with bold- colored features added, while others display fun mid-century themes-such as Nautical and Polynesian tiki-themed minibars.
You can find these bars usually in the basement of dated homes from the mid-century and they can be quite valuable. Witco, Polynesian-style, tiki minbars with matching stools sell for over $3,000!
So, before you decide to remove one of these iconic home entertainment centers from the past, try to sell it for $$$$ instead, or kept them around for a one-of-a-kind minibar.
Here are ten mid-20th-century. ultra-cool, mini cocktail bars photos I discovered recently online.
It’s certain, the Mid-century Era brought class into pouring a mixed drink after a long day at the office. Oh, and don’t forget to use classy vintage mid-century bar glasses, such as this set of Culver gold encrusted glasses which can sell for over $300.
As James Bond 007 would say when ordering his famous drink- “Vodka Martini, shaken, not stirred.”