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Black Star


From the outside this Bowie inspired cabinet is jazzy yet understated. Refinished in Farrow & Ball “Pitch Black” it has a slight sheen and tough, hardwearing exterior. The decoupage paper from Aussie Decor Transfers is an image of David Bowie himself from his later years. It is an iconic photograph reinvented in a bright abstract design and the inspiration for the entire cocktail bar.


On top of the cabinet there is a sole black 1.5mm wooden star onlay, a bespoke creation by Stencil Up which matches the star from David Bowie’s last album “Black Star”. With the black on black, it is a delicate feature, but adds to the character of the piece.


Open up the top of this drinks cabinet to reveal the colourful and playful inside. The inspiration behind the colours were taken both from the image which adorns the front and also the superstar himself. David Bowie throughout the years wore colour both on his clothing and his face, I wanted to pay homage to the man and his past.


The internal colours are both Farrow & Ball- “Lake Red” and “Dutch Orange”. These bright hues mixed with black accents really make a statement and bring the inside to life. The upper door opens to reveal the drink preparation area which glides out of the cabinet. It is mirrored to the back, the bottom and of course the pull down section.


There are multicoloured cocktail spikes to add to the fun factor, but these can be exchanged for gold ones on request. The lemon squeezer, although not original to the cabinet, is original to its era and was sourced specifically for this funky little bar. There is a motion sensor white light, which is battery operated, but you can choose the “on” function if you wish to keep the cabinet open while you enjoy those drinks!


The cupboard section is a rather magical affair. Open up the inside to find another brightly coloured interior which can house all your bottles or glasses. There is another larger black star to finish off the theme and mains operated LED colour changing lights.


These lights can be set to a specific colour or multi-function. Personally I could gaze at how the different colours reflect against the cabinet for hours- it’s almost like a hologram.


I have tried to keep this cocktail bar authentic to the era portrayed on the front- no lightning bolts, no eye patches and no labyrinth references so that a true bowie fan can enjoy the purpose of this homage to a legendary man.

Black Star Cocktail Cabinet Bowie Inspired

  • Height: 106cm

    Depth: 34cm

    Width: 61.5cm