FROM OLD BUS TO COCKTAIL BAR:
The unique properties of Microtopping allow a variety of special applications. The most significant advantages of the material include the ability to apply it seamlessly internally, externally, vertically, horizontally and to any hard surface or object. Anyone who loves the concrete effect can let his or her creativity really run wild with Microtopping.
This story is a perfect illustration of “creative re-use” and innovative application. When we use the word ‘re-use’, we generally think of small items to be recycled or of old furniture from home to be reused. But what if the item is an old, decaying and unused bus?That is what a young Dutch couple, Andrew and Lisa did.
For a long time, they had dreamt of opening a cocktail bar. Even though Andrew spent years training to run and manage a cocktail bar, it is often more difficult than you think to run a bar as the very nature of the work means that it will leave no time for any private life. In addition, the two were not ready to give up their passion for travelling.
One day Lisa came across an old bus which was just waiting to be scrapped and the idea suddenly came to her. “What if we were to use this bus as our bar?”
No sooner said than done!
Andrew and his wife considered a number of restoration proposals and finally decided to cover the bus with Microtopping and in so doing transformed it into an original and trendy street-cocktail bar on four wheels.