Tulip Bar at wallpaper* Handmade 2014

This tailor-made installation was designed by London architect Carl Turner for our Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition as a continuous strip of timber frame that twists, turns, ducks and rises to form benches, storage areas and a bar stand and counter. The structure was created with the support of AHEC, using natural and heat-treated tulipwood. True to Turner’s professional focus on sustainable design, this production uses material that has been recycled from a previous Wallpaper* and AHEC collaboration. The team worked closely with Kent-based sculptor and fabricator Adam Kershaw, who helped bring the bar to life. The Ace Hotel London’s Lovage ‘liquid pharmacy’, meanwhile, supplied the range of uniquely restorative refreshments.