27th Sep 2017
As a design led joinery house, the BarrJoinery team follows two golden rules: ‘Anything is Possible’ & ‘Attention to Detail is Everything’. BarrJoinery Director Josh Hudson (a fella as memorable for his straight talking as his fabulous beard) runs a tight ship. When asked what makes his joinery house different from others he answers “at BarrJoinery we take on commissions that would send other joiners running scared”.
Indeed, the BarrJoinery workshop, is often the birthplace to some truly stunning and unusual creations. It is hard to walk past the doors of a morning without taking a peek at the latest creation. There are of course doors and windows, gates and cabinets, but amongst them, a giant wooden egg frame perhaps… or a luxury sculpted oak bath complete with champagne coolers & glass holders or a huge traditional travel trunk, which miraculously opens out to become a lit vodka bar… never a dull moment.
When it came to manufacturing the Shalini Misra Champagne Bar, the centre piece for Decorex in its 40th year, the team was chomping at the bit to get started. Challenges involved the sourcing and fitting of 64 metres of unique colour tuneable lighting. Suppliers ‘Lighting in Motion’ say “its bluetooth control mechanism means that the bar can transform from a warm golden night time hew to crisp clear light, at the swipe of a finger. Brass slot and diamond grills were fitted over Tektura fabric wall coverings, giving depth to the finished look. The cabinetry and champagne tower have brass edging and ceramic Arabesque tiled tops from Grestec. The team also manufactured an array of panelled screens in a gloss black finish to compliment the champagne bar. The screens were then inset with a stunning collection of Degournay wallpapers and fabrics, including a preview of their new hand embroidered silk velvet wall upholstery.
As tweeted by Shalini Misra “The man behind the scenes, the very talented Josh Hudson, who built our bar. Thank you for this beautiful collaboration, it's been a pleasure working with you!”. Thank you too the amazing Shalini team, for trusting us with this special commission and to Andy Bishop, Decorex Creative Director for hosting our guests and inviting us to join in the celebrations at this fabulous event.
Finally, back in the workshop, having executed a seamless build, fit and deconstruction, Sam Eeles, BarrJoinery Workshop Supervisor says, “…the boys thrive on a challenge and the clients, design houses and architects we work with seem to have no shortage of them. Every day and every commission is different; from off-the-wall show pieces to whole houses of made to measure joinery. The Champagne Bar project has been challenging, hard work and has created no end of What's App team banter (no we can’t share it!) … I would just like to say officially great job fellas!”