Design Office’s Pop Down Bar, made in thermally-modified American (Cambia) ash from Britton Timbers, was a winner at IDEA 2015 and recipient of a high commendation at the Eat Drink Design awards 2015, has now been repurposed to highlight the environmental credentials of American hardwood use.

The Pop Down Bar for which Britton Timbers supplied the Cambia ash and assisted with construction, was unveiled in 2014 as the launch venue for the 2014 Eat Drink Design Awards in Melbourne. The basement of Space Furniture in Melbourne’s Church Street was transformed into an immersive bar by architecture studio Design Office.

Created in collaboration with The American Hardwood Export Council, Britton Timbers, Space Furniture and Architecture Media, the bar was crafted from Britton Timber’s Cambia thermally modified American ash. Lined in gold fabric with muted lighting, the glamorous setting became the venue of choice for Melbourne’s design community during Melbourne Indesign in 2014.

At the Eat Drink Design awards in Melbourne this month, guests were given a gift of a specially engraved tray repurposed from the American ash that had been used to create the original Pop Down Bar.