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Clockwise from left: The downstairs private tasting
rooms at Hall St. Helena Visitor Center; the main room
with a mirror-polish bar; a massive oak table features
I-beams turned on their side to create a distinctive "H" (a
nod to the Hall trademark); and in the winery's historic
Peterson Bergfeld Building stands a 43-foot-long log
table, designed by NICOLEHOLLIS and made by John
Houshmand.
provide a neutral canvas for the extensive art collection and
emphasize the stunning wine country views," says Hollis.
Modern, clean, large-scale furnishings unite the various
rooms. In the central tasting room there is a custom 23-foot-long
mirror-polish steel bar that reflects the surrounding landscape
and doubles as an art installation. A 43-foot-long table in the
winery's historic Peterson Bergfeld Building that's now event
space looks like it was made from a single massive log. Organic
furniture sculptor John Houshmand built a hollow plywood base
and then attached real bark piece by piece to give the impression
of a natural log. Quarter-inch-thick sister slabs from a 21-foottall poplar tree were placed end to end to give the illusion
of a unified plane. "The result is a stunning feat of organic
engineering that marries a manmade log to blackened steel fin
legs and glass side panels," says Hollis. "The ultimate communal
table, it floats the length of the tasting room."
With 30,000 square feet to work with-which included
reception, three private tasting rooms, tasting bar and terrace,
demonstration kitchen, wine club workshop, and outdoor patio,
as well as an office building-the main challenge says Hollis,
was to have reality keep up with their imagination. "Many
woodworkers discouraged us from making the log table-saying
that a tree of that size wouldn't stay straight and would bend and
twist over time. But we were determined and the final design
took two forklifts and 10 guys to install," she explains. "The
second floor private tasting room tables were designed around
steel I-beams and again had to be hoisted via forklift in through
the windows. The lesson I learned is to keep dreaming." 〉〉〉
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News
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Sustainability
Scholarships
Q&A: Kevin Hancock
Q&A: Philip Byrne
Q&A: Karen Gutowski
Product Know How
Have You Seen?
On the Scene
Project
Save the Date
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