London based design studio Rogue Projects have developed an Isambard Brunel inspired cocktail machine.
A collaboration between Rogue Projects, Bombay Sapphire and Inception Group, the ‘Mechanical Mixologist’ was designed as an experience-driven invention that enables patrons to watch their Negroni being made and take a trip in time.
It was commissioned for the Victorian-themed Mr Fogg’s ‘Society of Exploration’. The underground cocktail bar opened in September 2018, a stone’s throw from the bustling Charing Cross station where Mr Fogg, the protagonist in Jules Verne’s 1873 novel Around the World in Eighty Days embarked upon his infamous journey around the world.
The Mechanical Mixologist
Detail of Bombay Sapphire jewel on brass disk
Close up of Mr Foggs ice stamp
Mechanical Mixologist Components
Mechanical Mixologist Elevation
Mechanical Mixologist etchings
Mechanical Mixologist prototyping
Mechanical Mixologist processing unit detail
View the full project here