The wine bar is located in mid-town Manhattan off an inner plaza adorned with public art. The wine bar brings the energy of the art filled exterior inside. An entry vestibule that is covered in light white-washed cork creates a welcoming light-filled entry compared to the nearby dark portholes. The textured cork walls continue inside. The interior space is a warm intimate “living room” of a well-known sommelier. The central part of the room is defined by a large custom designed sofa which sits on a custom rug and crafted glass balls of light. Wood screens surround the room providing some privacy as well as adding the warmth of wood. The floors, some walls, bookcases, bar and screens are all wood. A bar and high tables surround the inner lower sofa area. The central bar is open on both ends so that patrons may side alongside the sommelier and participate in the bar activities. This is reminiscent of the shared high kitchen counter in some homes. Bookcases surround the space with objects from the life of the host. Some shelves continue behind the high tables to function as a wine serving rail. Colorful art fills the walls. Artists were engaged to create art with playful messages. A wine tasting room allows for a small private gathering. It is surrounded by sepia vineyard images that can be changed out for the favorite wine of the evening.
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