'Lord' In Trouble Over Cognac-Filled Pool

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 93 months ago
'Lord' In Trouble Over Cognac-Filled Pool

1507_punchbowl.jpg Remember the Architectural Punchbowl from last year? Edward Davenport, the chap who hired out the lavish Robert Adam house in which it was staged is in a spot of bother with Westminster council, who say that the event broke planning rules. The punchbowl, conceived by Bompas & Parr and Courvoisier, saw a large pool filled with cognac, which visitors were invited to row across. Westminster's rules forbid the property being used for commercial purposes, and are seeking a court injunction to enforce that point. Bompas & Parr (again in conjunction with Courvoisier) last night launched their new venture, the Complete History of Food, which turned a Belgravia house into a "multi-room dining experience"; it remains to be seen how the council will react.

Last Updated 15 July 2010