Thanks to Studio Arthur Casas, São Paulo is the new home to an awesome new wine and champagne bar called Mistral. 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.” With that sort of reputation, it only seemed fitting for the connoisseur’s to bring on a well respected architect to build their new store.
The space, in its raw form, was long, hollow, and had high ceilings. Casas built out the shop and used it’s length to his advantage. The architect deisnged 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. The space is modern, yet warm and approachable; making it a great spot to grab some friends and enjoy a wine tasting.