Portsmouth is now home to the Landrover Ben Ainslie Racing America’s Cup sailing team after it was granted funding from the government and planning approval from the council.
Landrover Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) is now a permanent base and visitors’ centre at The Camber in Old Portsmouth. It was created for a British challenge for the 35th America’s Cup, the oldest trophy in international sport, which has never been won by a UK team.
Working with Made Thought, Roberto's team developed and fabricated the main bar on the top floor of the visitors’ centre.
Branded Nyetimber, it is an oval structure with wooden curved fins that slot into the middle room of the bar. Clear acrylic has been used for shelves, white acrylic letters for the Nyetimber logo, Corian and brass for the emblems around the bar counter and spotlights in between each fin, shining upwards to illuminate the bottles from below.
client Nyetimber role Head of design at Nicholasalexander Ltd
services provided 3D Design, engineering and fabrication
location Portsmouth, UK