Kudoos for the folks over at Studio Arthur Casas. The design for the wine and champagne shop/bar ‘Mistral’ in São Paulo (Brazil) that came off their drawing boards is simply stunning. But ‘Mistral’ is more than just good looks. The wine company has a well respected reputation amongst the locals, being known for having the best and most complete catalog of wines in the country.
The space designed by Studio Arthur Casas, in its raw form, was long and hollow with high ceilings. Casas built out the shop and used it’s length to his advantage. The architect designed a long hallway, where the walls are angled and lined with a high gloss white plastic, black mirror, and vertical slats of raw wood. Wine bottles are held in the wall by cut-out holes, just big enough for the bottle shaft. With each label facing upward, ‘Mistral’s’ store guests can walk through the shop and easily view the products. The long hallway leads into the bar area, where the wall materials from the wine display area continue. With this kind of design, the ‘Mistral’ wine and champagne bar sets the example for wine shops/bars worldwide.