We love a fine wine, especially when it can be ingested in as thoughtful an environment as this. Welcome to Merus, a “designer” winery like no other. Located in the Napa Valley in California, Merus looks more like a Michelin-starred restaurant than your average cellar-door retail outlet. Exposed beams are the only nod to the past in this interior design strategy, which is thoroughly modern with a hint of Californian warmth.
Amsterdam-based Uxus Design is the architecture and design firm behind the winery. With more than a few inspiring, high profile projects under its belt, Uxus is one of the Netherlands’ hottest design studios – with an office to match, – which we got to experience first hand during our trip to Amsterdam last week.
It’s been a busy year for Uxus, who have unveiled a number of othergreat retail design projects recently including the new Heineken’concept’ bars which will open in airports across the globe and one ofEurope’s coolest McDonald’s play areas in Amsterdam. They were alsobehind the Buccella Wines bottle design, which we featured last week. – Bill Tikos
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