Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
La Cave du Vin 9 in Les Halles, Paris by Cyrille Druart
December 1st, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Cyrille Druart
Located in the very heart of Paris, in the ever-changing district of Les Halles, La Cave a Vin 9 offers a new vision of wine bars – high-end yet within reach. We endeavoured to create a new kind of place, breaking away from conventions and all that is already known, rethinking its space to match the way people enjoy food and drinks today.
Despite being a relative small area, it is packed with technology: all lights are using LED, and most of the furniture is backlit and made of Corian. Materials used are raw and reflect the natural yet refined, inherent qualities of wine itself: polished concrete, stainless steel, natural stone, mirror and glass.
One of this project’s innovative aspects is that the bar’s structure is made of UV-fused glass, raised by a backlit Corian top. This element, as well as the large abstract mural displaying spilled wine, sends a strong signal that is visible from the street. The whole unit provides an overall image of fluctuating bright white and silver colours.
About Cyrille DRUART
Cyrille Druart is a designer with unusual development, born in 1980. At 25, he completes his first public building, I-WAY, unique venue dedicated to high technology car simulation, whose international press has been saluting the ultramodern design.
This fast visibility allowed his company to work on projects for private clients, concept stores, products and advertising campaigns. He also teaches at ESAG-Penninghen (Graphic Arts and Interior Design College) in Paris.
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