Hospitality Design - October 2014 - (Page 67)

perspectives trends wine design By Alia Akkam 1 2 TAKING FLIGHT Places to savor a glass of wine never looked so good In September, Aldo Sohm, longtime sommelier of New York's celebrated Le Bernardin in Midtown, opened an eponymously named wine den a stone's throw away. A casual contrast to chef Eric Ripert's upscale seafood shrine, oenophiles savor wine and small plates in a library-like space designed by Locust Valley, New York-based Bentel & Bentel Architects, the same firm that spruced up Le Bernardin a few years ago. Complete with a mammoth horseshoe-shaped couch, hightop tables, and white cork walls, it's a glamorous and welcoming example of the new breed of wine bars descending upon New York-and beyond. Over the bridge, in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, awaits the Camlin, the wine, charcuterie, and oyster-fueled second project from Mandy Oser and Amorette Casaus of Manhattan's Ardesia. Here, New York architect Mimi Madigan melds wide-plank European 1. Handmade European tiles complement a "floating" ash wood ceiling, zinc bar, and bespoke wine glass display at Corkbuzz Wine Bar. 2. Custom herringbone wallpaper was hand applied to fabric on Corkbuzz's walls. oak floors with light fixtures crafted from handhewn timbers and a Cipollino marble bar that encourages lingering via Danish-inspired stools. Outside the Lines Avoiding traditional wine bar trappings was also paramount to Paris-based designer Dorothée Meilichzon when creating Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, the New York edition of the Experimental Cocktail Club crew's European wine bars. Brooklynmade wallpaper is a tribute to Italian designer Fornasetti, while brass lights and blue and red mesh fabrics connect the space to its Paris and London counterparts. A custom cabinet is a "strong element in order to place the wine in the center of the play," Meilichzon says. "Like I usually do, there are a lot of patterns, bottle green silk, and soft velvet. But to add some modernity, I designed the front of the large bar Photos by FRANCIS DZIKOWSKI as a giant piano keyboard made of black and white marble." A contemporary vibe also permeates New York's Corkbuzz Wine Bar, master sommelier Laura Maniec's Chelsea Market follow-up to her successful Corkbuzz Wine Studio. Stephanie Goto, founder and principal of locally based STEPHANIEGOTO, was tasked with "imagining a fresh, new, identifiable, and slightly feminine wine bar. We thought about every surface and even rebranded the logo," she says. "We embraced the jewel box-size space, October 2014 067

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - October 2014

Hospitality Design - October 2014
Online TOC
From the Editor
From the Show Director
Trends: Market Dining
Trends: Wine Design
Interview: Daniel Boulud and Jeffrey Beers
5 Questions: Andy Masi
Profile: Jim Malone
Trends: Gray
Best of Americas
Platinum Circle
Carlo E Camilla in Segheria
The Wayfarer
Din Tai Fung
Faith & Flower
Fairwood Café
The Gorgeous Kitchen
Ad Index
Back Space: Griz Dwight

Hospitality Design - October 2014