The decoration elements are a testament to the past and are symbolic sculptures of the present: old production machinery, a transformed container and archetypal elements of industrial architecture such as shed roofs and iron windows.
Solid ash wood, timber pine either left natural or painted and black powder coated steel are the predominant materials. Walls reveal the method of construction, turning the typical construction inside out; wood studs are visible.
The Carbon Bar is a welcome addition to the Cumberland Hotel, also home to the Kelly Hoppen designed Gary Rhodes’ W1 restaurant. Carbon features an interior inspired by industrial architecture and brings low-key, yet chic Shoreditch style to the West End.
The rear walls of the niches and the front side of the bar are covered with shell limestone flagging, creating a homogenous surface when viewed from the front. The shell limestone is subtly illuminated by halogen lighting.