01 Aug Wine cellar design
For avid wine collectors, there comes a point when a collection calls for more than your average wine rack. In such cases, graduating to a full contemporary home wine cellar can be tricky.
Our client was looking for a design of a wine storage facility that could help private collectors in Taiwan.
Wine cellar design
First of all, we had to start by analyzing the space and determining what will fit. We were looking for the most space efficient design. A clever design for the storage of wine bottles and other valuable items can be complex.
The design brief was to help to promote the cellar to potential wine collectors and merchants. We looked at various styles for the wine room. Ornate wood and stone are common traditional materials, while metal and glass finishes are more trendy. We were looking for a refined clean modern design. That is why we chose a simple but rustic materials palette of stone glass and vintage wood for the overall look.
Regardless of the style, we made sure that all our materials, furniture and contemporary decorative accessories support each other. A mismatched space can lead to decor confusion and an incoherent, incomplete room.
We went through a design stage looking at different types of storage solutions, from library shelves to industrial warehouses. After looking around and not finding what we needed we decided to custom build our own shelving storage system.
We worked together with local metal craftsmen and went through a trial and error process to achieve what we wanted. The loading of the storage shelves was particularly interesting to overcome as when fully loaded the shelves would weight in excess of 500KG. Due to this, not only the design of the shelves was important but also the floor design had to be strong enough to support the loads.
Wine cellar renders
In addition to the shelf and storage design we produced concept designs of the dining and conference areas. To help the client visualise those areas we created a series of computer generated images and renders.