The automat – that ’50s-era icon of American ingenuity known for vending rubbery sandwiches from glass compartments – is back, and this time it’s boutique. Exhibit A: The most opulent and cheeky element of the Mondrian South Beach, a Marcel Wanders-designed hotel that opened in Miami in December, is a vending machine that now anchors the lobby. The Semi-Automatic was designed not by Wanders but by Mari Balestrazzi for the Morgans Hotel Group, to conquer the cliché of the gift shop. A similar Luxury Vending Machine is considered to be installed at the Epic Miami Condo.
via: The Moment, New York Times