Martin Brudnizki Design Studio collaborated with London’s iconic department store, Harrods’, on the redesign of the wine rooms and humidor.
Inspired by the shop’s rich history and glory days during the 1920s, the wine shop’s aesthetic has an art deco edge whilst feeling current and fresh for today’s oenophiles and cigar enthusiasts.
All photography © Pete Navey
Situated on the lower ground floor, the wine shop and accompanying humidor showcases a design which has an underlying residential feel; limed oak timber panelling, antique mirror detailing and bold injections of colour and pattern bring together a scheme which feels rooted in history yet refreshingly different. A marble patterned floor lends an art deco touch which is then again reflected in the impressive brass ceiling lights which hang above.
Whilst aspects of the interior architecture are reminiscent of gentlemen’s clubs of old, soft curved and leather detailing lend a feminine touch. Free standing side tables replace conventional methods of displaying shop goods and traditional-style bookcases line the shop, storing additional bottles. A central tasting table cleverly displays wine, educating patrons on the ways in which wine can be identified and tasted through the introduction of an interactive display.
A separate humidor, accessed via the main wine shop, channels a residential look with loose rugs, a mixture of comfortable seating and even a wine fridge for those wanting to enjoy a fine wine whilst selecting cigars. Fabric, leather and mohair finishes are complimented by soft, patterned cushions and elegant, 1920s-inspired floor lamps.