The Wandering Bar Co.

Collaborating with Fast Eddie’s Garage, Ferrier & Co turned two Italian scooter trikes into mobile bars for The Wandering Bar Co.

If you’re a lover of classic Italian cinema, you may be familiar with the Piaggio Ape (“ah-peh”). Small, stylish and lightweight, these iconic three-wheelers are ideal not only for zipping around European laneways, but – thanks to The Wandering Bar Co. – serving up cold brews and wine to thirsty Brisbane locals.

Ferrier & Co collaborated with Fast Eddie’s Garage and a local designer to turn two of these apes into mobile bars. Both bars were named and given a complete custom fitout before rolling out of our workshop and out onto the streets.

Designed to make an impression, the first Ape –”Bar Sophia” – exudes style and sophistication with European Oak, whitewashed herringbone timber and polished brass detailing. In contrast, we chose to give the second Ape – “Bar Roberto” – an injection of rustic charm, with a logo and identity that reflects an authentic Italian trattoria. This Ape was resprayed gloss black and furnished with recycled timber, rusted steel, black herringbone timber and bright red branding.

All up, the project took 4 weeks from initial concept to finished product. Ape is Italian for “bee” and we’re looking forward to seeing Bar Sophia and Bar Roberto create a buzz around Brisbane.

The Wandering Bar Co's Bar Roberto
The Wandering Bar Co's Bar Roberto
The starting base vehicle
The starting base vehicle
Putting the finishing touches on Bar Sophia
Putting the finishing touches on Bar Sophia