Big Wine Freaks
An open-space wine bar in an old building that used to be the headquarters of a bank. Our challenge was to turn the old, industrial ambience into a smooth and sensual setting where customers can have an awesome tasting experience while feeling immersed into a new kind of design atmosphere, formed from visual and other sensory suggestions, such as light, touch and sound. Blending modern lifestyle with a smooth Russian memory, for instance with the huge carpets (a modern reinterpretation of traditional rugs) hanging from the walls.
Statement of the jury
The colourful carpet and armchair endow the space with a warm and cosy feeling – an effect enhanced by the striking wood-panelled ceiling.