The wine room we designed for this modern studio apartment turned out to be quite original, and since it is a customised project, it is particularly delightful to speak about how it all worked out.
The area of the apartment is 80 sq m, and the kitchen is joined with the living room. There was a huge walk-in wardrobe that was previously used as a laundry. The new owners didn’t need a separate laundry; they had the washing facilities installed in one of the bathrooms, which emptied the space for a wine room. In the photo, you can see the room with the wardrobe just before we started the work.
Behind the wall of the ex-wardrobe, which is currently the wine room, an air-conditioning unit was put to provide the appropriate storage conditions for the wine. Of the four walls in the wine room, two are made of transparent glass so its interior can be admired from the living room.
Inside, the room is lined with ceramic eco-leather-covered panels. Not only are they beautiful, but also pleasant to touch. Eco-leather is an eco-friendly “breathable” material made of patches of genuine leather and air-permeable polymers, that is why the panels lined with it don’t spoil the favourable climate in the room. The doorknobs of the glass door, as well as the decorative wine table-leg, are made in the shape of an exquisitely curved grapevine. The ceiling has spectacular illumination.
To keep the style of visually lightweight contemporary interior intact, we furnished the wine room with two types of wine racks. The first one adjoins the glass wall from floor to ceiling and consists of racks made of metal profiles. The square metal tubes bear bottle holders. Each bottle sits securely parallel to the wall held by the pair of hooks.
The racks from another angle: brackets in form of two metal sticks per bottle – have been designed specifically for storing bottles on the wall lined with eco-leather panels. Since the bottles are put with their bottlenecks forward, it is quite hard to read the label; for this reason, we provided label holders beneath each bracket so the information about the drink can be clearly seen.
Bottles are scattered widely throughout both types of racks, so the capacity of this wine room is relatively small, but this is not an issue since the owners didn’t need a big wine room in the first place. What’s more, placed this way, the wine collection looks really attractive.
It’s worth noting that this room was fitted with a furniture item that was from a newly introduced series at that time: a low cabinet of solid wood coated with protective oil. There are pictures and inscriptions embedded in the cabinet that sits on the wheels so it can be moved around easily. The cabinet with its six drawers can be used for convenient storage of wine accessories or even bottles. Above it, there is a compact overhead compartment for corks or other bits and pieces.
The result: the clumsy wardrobe in the studio apartment was turned into an exquisitely decorated and harmonious wine room. By commissioning it the owners managed to have their cake and eat it: they made the storage of their wine collection convenient and improved the apartment, making it really attractive with the interior that is both elegant and chic. We are proud of the result!
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