Advancement in Science or Technology: For a new London restaurant, designers had envisioned a free-standing oval-shaped bar in the middle of the restaurant floor, with a similarly shaped overhead canopy. It would be a self-supporting structure with a stone countertop, and a glass-like, green oak timber cladding.
Uncertainty: McCue were unsure how to create a sturdy free-standing unit to support the stone bar, with glass-like timber batons and a lightweight canopy. They also were uncertain how to fabricate a series of curved moulds needed for the design.
Outcome: After various tests, samples, moulds and fabrications McCue created a unit to meet all the designer’s plans.