Now Vending – The Luxury Automat

Designed by Mari Balestrazzi, the Semi-Automatic is a vending machine designed for the Morgans Hotel Group.

The design deals with the idea of a hotel gift shop, but instead of selling souveniers like a gift shop, or soda and candy like a vending machine, it sells a variety of luxe items curated by Kim Walker, the hotel group’s creative director.

The unique products range from 24-karat gold handcuffs from Kiki de Montparnasse, luxury cars for rent (a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow or 2000 Bentley Azure convertible), Fred Flare heart sunglasses, a 14-karat gold necklace by Kiel Mead, and Atari classics for Playstation.

If you want to go and get something from this innovative vending machine, you will have to head to the Marcel Wanders-design Mondrian South Beach hotel in Miami.

Source: Nytimes / youngandbrilliant