2019’s Most Innovative Wine Storage Design Projects
Auberge Beach Residences
Architect: Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates
Interior Designer: Meyer Davis Studios
Contractor: Moss & Associates
A luxury first residence and spa, the Auberge Napa Valley Wine Room fulfills the promise of ‘Offering Endless Possibilities and Luxury’
A beautiful natural wood encased, custom curved glass wine display with diffused LED lighting celebrates the Napa Valley Wine Room and acts as the face for the concealed climate controlled wine storage space nestled behind to properly preserve Auberge’s finest selections.
Each residence at Auberge also has a conditioned wine locker with full glass door and natural wood shelving designed within the residential space, a fine pairing with Auberge’s commitment to the relaxing beachfront lifestyle.
Modera Buckhead, Sky Lounge
Interior Designer: HBA, Hirsch Bedner Associates
Owner: Mill Creek Residential, Modera Buckhead
Value engineered to inspire, the entrance to the contemporary Sky Lounge at Modera of Buckhead is flanked by two 11-foot tall custom wine displays designed to set the aesthetic, refined yet relaxed tone of the lounge space. The minimal racking frame dissolves behind select bottles of the best wine the North Georgia Blue Ridge has to offer.
The frameless glass doors and minimal, slim support posts specifically selected for the project allows the wine to seamless lend an elegance to anywhere in the room and create a label focused lounge atmosphere.
Tower Club Dallas, Thanksgiving Tower
Interior Designer: Thiel & Thiel
Contractor: Wilson/Barnes General Contractors
The transformation of the Thanksgiving Tower at Sky Level to an open, personal connection centric design curated around conversation starters such as custom conditioned wine display units makes it easy to see how this Thiel & Thiel project was championed with ASID’s 2019 Legacy of Design, Best in Show award.
As with the Sky Lounge, the dining experience and atmosphere were prioritized in these understated glass display designs, taking advantage of the minimal frame and ensuring the focus is on The Tower Club’s delightful collection of fine vintages.
Flying Fish Restaurant
Interior Designer: Powell Design Group
Contractor: Brasfield & Gorrie
Client: Walt Disney Resort
One of the key components in the renovation of Disney BoardWalk’s Flying Fish Restaurant was to create a space where “If I’m sitting [anywhere in the restaurant], I’m looking at the beautiful bottles of wine and I’m looking over the wine list… I think the structure here, you immerse with the wine as much as the food, that is magical.”
–Chef Tim Majoras
This project was actually completed a few years ago, but we recently had a chance to revisit the 5 conditioned wine displays and to hear how excited award winning head chef, Tim Majoras, was with the integrated dining and wining experience, so the beautiful Flying Fish reimagined refurbishment was very top of mind during many of our 2019 projects.
We always strive to catch the magic that is a perfectly integrated wine environment.
Porsche Design Tower, Penthouse
Interior Designer: Michael Wolk Design
Contractor: Coble Builders
This one-of-a-kind, modern walk-in wine room is designed as the 3rd Floor centerpiece for the panoramic ocean-view penthouse. The curved fixture is designed to seamlessly integrate with the unique shape of the penthouse to provide friends, family, guests and even the discerning sommelier a glass of perfectly preserved fine wine and a première host experience.
The bottle mounting and integrated LED back lighting for the acrylic shelves where designed from scratch for this project to capture the elusive ‘floating wine bottle’ look and realize a truly modern wine focused centerpiece.