AN ENVELOPING CANOPY: INSIDE THE KNICKERBOCKER | NEW HOLLAND BREWING

A ceiling feature? A back bar display? An anchoring design element? Yes, the bar canopy at The Knickerbocker is all that and more! A brewery is anchored by its bar, and the main bar the The Knickerbocker features over 30 stools and multiple drink rails for enjoying your favorite brew. So how do you bring a space like this together and make it feel welcoming? How about a canopy that's over 26' in diameter and radiates from the center of the bar area. Much like the welcoming canopy of a large backyard oak tree, this wood canopy becomes the structure that houses back bar shelving, menu displays, televisions, lighting and more.

Here's your sneak peak at how we went about designing and building this unique feature... 

 

White boards, computers and good old fashioned ink and paper... we use it all to work through the design process.


SOME FUN FACTS...


• 26'-9" OVERALL DIAMETER

• 16 radiating wood slat archs

• 6 sheets of Acrylic for lighting panels

• 5 SHEETS of MDF FOR a construction JIG

• 28 SHEETS OF 3/4 PLYWOOD FOR THE STRUCTURE

• 30 SHEETS OF 1/2" PLYWOOD FOR THE SLATS


A full scale model was created to verify engineering and programming before moving into production.   

A full scale model was created to verify engineering and programming before moving into production. 

 

Slats, slats and more slats... Our CNC machine was busy that week!  

Slats, slats and more slats... Our CNC machine was busy that week!

 

One of the key features of the production at Studio Wise is that we build things like furniture. Rather than constructing millwork components onsite, we fully assembly and finish projects in our production facility. We then break them down, pack them up and ship them to site for install.

By building the way we do, parts and pieces can be installed closer to completion of the project. This allows for fewer hands to be involved in the process and for greater precision in the execution and design.

Slat by slat the circle comes closer to completion.

Slat by slat the circle comes closer to completion.

 
Time to pony up and enjoy a cold one!

Time to pony up and enjoy a cold one!