The Voyage of Buck
From its luxurious 1900s Art Deco design to a perspex light installation filled with hundreds of yellow rubber ducks, a visit to The Voyage of Buck in Edinburgh’s West End feels like stepping back in time, with one foot firmly rooted in the present. Four years on from opening ‘The Blackbird’, Big Red Teapot owners Martin Luney and Colin Church commissioned SPLINTR to transform the former Bert’s Bar on William Street, which they bought last October. Based on a fictional character, world traveller William “Buck” Clarence travelled to Paris, Taipei, Cairo, Havana and London before heading back home to Edinburgh between 1900-1935. Buck has inspired the slick yet eclectic Art Deco décor, which includes ‘antique memorabilia’ from his fictitious travels.