This is a design classic, of that there is no doubt. In fact, the Boby Trolley by Joe Colombo is still in production in reissued form – but selling for a lot more than this example.
Porada Oscar Trolley
A trolley was very much a “must-have” item for any self-respecting host back in the 1970s and I don’t see any reason why today’s homes should be without.
The Porada Oscar Trolley is a great option as it has some retro features, but still looks sleek and stylish. The shelves all have rounded edges with the top shelf being cut away to allow bottles to stand on the middle shelf. It is available in a number of different finishes, but the walnut and chrome combination pictured here is arguably the most stylish.
Buy it from Mac and Mac Interiors, priced £841.
Müller Mobile Line Trolley
Müller’s design philosophy is to combine retro style with modern simplicity, and if the Mobile Line Trolley is anything to go by, we like the results.
This isn’t a hostess style trolley, but rather a storage solution on castors, which can be moved around your home as needed. With an overwhelming choice of over 200 colours, you can choose to play up the retro or the modern look of the piece. Most colour options cost £549, but if you want one of the pearl shade, it will cost an extra £51.
Visit Mac and Mac Interiors to buy.
eBay watch: Merrow Associates drinks trolley
Not the rarest item in the company's range, but this Merrow Associates drinks trolley is certainly one of the more functional item.
Produced from the mid-60s and sold in the likes of Harrods and Heals, Merrow Associates had a reputation for well-made, good quality furnishings. It's that reputation that makes them collectible to this day.
This trolley dates from around 1970 and this particular one has a teak veneer as opposed to rosewood, plus all that stylish chrome and glass. According to the seller, there is some chrome flaking and a little bit of veneer damage, but at £250 (or 'best offer'), the price is about right.
1950s Herbert Hirche trolley remade by Richard Lampert in limited numbers
We featured a reissue of his lounge chair last week, but now the Herbert Hirche trolley has also been remade by Richard Lampert, but only in limited numbers.
Just 100 of this 1956 design have been remade, to celebrate what would have been Herbert Hirche's 100th birthday. It's a stylish thing too, dating back to 1956, but more reminiscent of the designer's Bauhaus school roots, with a structure in black powder-coated steel and a top in 4mm structured safety glass.
Get one while you can, it can only be a good investment at £630.