The making of the ’Tulip’ bar, by Carl Turner and AHEC

Pop behind the ’Tulip’ bar, unveiled at our 2014 Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition, for a restorative refreshment from The Ace Hotel’s liquid pharmacy

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This tailor-made installation was designed by London architect Carl Turner for our 2014 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 American Hardwood, 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.

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