Y-Knot Saloon

Designed by Sean Orlando, JP Conte and Keith London; engineered and fabricated by Sean Orlando and the Engineered Artworks team with carpentry support from Dave Keane/Folly Builders.

With an automotive chassis as its foundation, Y Knot Saloon is constructed of new and creatively reused materials. Fully immersive, the saloon’s ground-floor includes a bar and lounge area, with stairs leading to a rooftop perch. A saloon-size piano graces the interior, with a state of the art audio system and DJ station at the top of the structure.

JP Conte explains the inspiration and design of his western themed vehicle, “It’s about being optimistic about the future and new beginnings” he said. “For me the west always conjured up images of optimism, adventure and new beginnings. We built during the pandemic and we made it more complex by adding hydraulics…then we added flamethrowers. When you see this up close, it’s a really authentic western saloon with tin ceilings, wallpaper and furniture from the 1800s. We’ve got old photos of my own ancestors and their connection to the west and it’s very personal. “


Automotive chassis, steel, wood, textiles, furnished saloon

50’ x 15’ x 20’

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