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Cart by Bao-Nghi Droste Uses an Old Style to Revive an Even Older Object

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Feb 13, 2012 • References: bao-nghi and stilsucht.de
The iconic domestic serving trolly has long been out of use in the Western world but, through Cart by Bao-Nghi Droste, younger generations can discover this historical object. Interestingly, they will do so without the knowledge that the originals would likely not have taken this form.

The gilded and sculptural metal frame has been abandoned in this modern model, keen to exhibit its clean and slender stilts, its flat planes and its material austerity. Of course, this isn't to say that the piece lacks elegance. On the contrary, the subtle woodgrain texture that covers the trolley's compartment and wheels exudes a timeless beauty. In its own mid-20th century way, Cart by Bao-Nghi Droste is the epitome of posh, and well representative of affluent owners.