The long and narrow layout of the floor, characteristic for historic basement areas, allowed for only limited options. The focus falls on the central bar area divided into several visually separated zones.
The generously proportioned entrance area leads to the longitudinal bar zone where the attention is concentrated. Claiming a seat here means engaging in the lively and exciting social interaction. One of the individual items designed originally for the wine bar has been the massive wooden board suspended on metal chains, as the main attraction of the space. Having the ability to be pulled up to the vaulted ceiling or to be lowered to a momentarily required height of a table, the system offers flexible and efficient use of the room.
The partially detached side parlour is filled with a more subdued atmosphere and allows for intimate conversations. The additional background facilities of the bar are discreetly hidden out of plain sight, yet comfortably accessible.
Colour, texture and light
The carefully selected materials and elements of furniture blend into a theme reminiscent of the past periods of aristocratic grandeur. The combination of various materials invites you to reach out and feel the textures, as the warm wood surfaces connect with heavy supporting chains, smooth leather of the seats and glass reflecting the ambient light. In some places a couple of black & white photograph wallpapers replace the subtly backlit layer of fabric stretched in a geometric pattern on most of the walls. These micro perforated sheets serve as an acoustic material and reduce the noise pollution within the narrow space.
The lighting in the bar operates in a double mode; while the evening mode distributes light in the golden shade of the sun setting slowly over the lanes of a vineyard, it is also possible to imitate the exact attributes of daylight necessary for judging the wine colour during the process of tasting.