February 5, 2023

Carousel pole handrail in innovative architectural twist

Revered interior architect and founder of architectural practice A.M.P Patrick McKinney specified Timeless’s twisted square tube as handrail for a brand new entertainment concept, Fairgame

Based at London’s Canary Wharf, the adults-only venue brings all the fun of the fair using 'cutting-edge tech', with beautifully executed interior design to cater for the refined client base.

For the staircase handrails, McKinney’s innovative design featured Timeless Tube's unique 45x45mm twisted brass tube coupled with mild steel fairground barriers. 

Timeless's unique twisted brass tube used in innovative fairground handrail feature
All the fun of the fair: vibrant paintwork set against twisted handrail at London's Fairgame venue

When we first saw the architectural drawings featuring the elegant, highly polished carousel-pole style twisted brass set against the mild steel barriers seen at fairgrounds we were intrigued” says Timeless MD Tom McMillan. “To see Patrick McKinney’s vision actualised is very exciting - the juxtaposition of the two handrails is playful and works wonderfully.” 

Mirror polished brass twisted tube by Timeless with a barley style twist
Highly polished twisted brass profile catches the light beautifully

Timeless supplied the twisted brass poles in a mill finish so the fabricators could polish and lacquer the railings once they had been fully fabricated. 

“In the past we have custom-made twisted brass for traditional fairground carousel poles. To see the same profile adopted in a contemporary architectural capacity is really fun.” adds McMillan. 

Twisted brass tube used for a traditional fairground carousel, made from twisted square tube
Timeless twisted brass used for a traditional carousel (photo credit M Gill Amusement)

Timeless form twisted square tubes in both stainless steel and brass. Clients can choose from a tight twist sometimes referred to as a barley twist, or a looser twist.