London based design studio, Rogue Projects, has collaborated with Bombay sapphire and inception group to create a Victorian-inspired cocktail machine. The ‘mechanical mixologist’ is designed as an experience-driven invention that enables patrons to take a trip back in time while they watch their negroni being made.
Rogue Projects is a design studio that focuses on special projects with a relentless commitment to imagination and ideas. Projects are varied in scale and champion environmental inventiveness while unlocking the potential within materials.
Founded in 2014, we provide an integrated design service for private clients and businesses; the studio synchronizes designers, engineers, architects, computational experts, and makers.
Commissioned for the Victorian-themed bar ‘Mr. Fogg’ss society of exploration,’ which opened in London in September 2018, the design takes inspiration from Jules Verne’s 1873 classic novel ‘around the world in eighty days.’
The studio was influenced by both Victorian invention and modern micro-distilleries. The result is an engineered object with a unique and experimental narrative. The designer of the mechanical mixologist and the studio’s founder, Richard moss said, ‘the build and automation were complex with many moving parts and design constraints.
We needed to find a fabricator who shared our sense of curiosity and imagination. the natural fit was nick reckless, the founder of Nicholas Alexander and a specialist in mechanical installations.’