Gardner-Serpollet was a French manufacturer of steam-powered cars in the early 20th century. Léon Serpollet is credited with inventing and perfecting the flash boiler in the late 1800's.
Besides being an inventor and manufacturer, Leon Serpollet became the first driver of a non-electrically powered car to hold the Land Speed Record. His ovoid steam car Œuf de Pâques (Easter Egg) reached a speed of 75.06 mph over the flying kilometre on the Promenade des Anglais at Nice, France on 13 April 1902. He raced along Bexhill’s Seafront the same year-the first official motor race in Britain.
Inspired by the story, this bar range has been designed to share this trivia and nostalgia. The shapes and materials are all taken from the period. Etchings, black acrylic and the matt steel are all reminiscent and representative of masculinity, strength and momentous achievement.