Artisan Cellars by Asylum

December 17, 2008

Asylum, a Singapore based design studio, have produced a new wine retail shop interior
for Artisan Cellars.

From Asylum:

A cellar that’s as much a conversation piece as the wine it stores – 400 bottles of luxury cuvee wines are contained in a 3m x 6m cement block, extruded from the shop into the public space. The focus: the dramatic angular tunnel and its top-rate gems.

The design of Artisan Cellars, a high-end wine retail space specialising in small production vineyards, stands in contrast to other cookie-cutter cellar spaces. Wine-worthy quotes by renowned writers, like Galileo Galilei’s “Wine is sunlight, held together by water” and Norman Douglas’ “Wine is a precarious aphrodisiac, and its fumes have blighted many,” are etched into understated white-washed walls.

The simplicity and crispness of the surroundings give emphasis to the 10-seater tasting room, which will play host to a series of cosy wine tasting sessions conducted among discerning groups.

Visit the Asylum website – here.  Visit the Artisan Cellars website – here.