WINE BAR AND RETAIL STORE | STUDY
Boxwood was asked to develop a concept for a wine bar and retail store for the Washington State Convention Center featuring wines from the Pacific Northwest. The location of the space is at the bottom of the escalators on the ground floor which has many eyes on it throughout the day and evening.
We are attempting to create a tasting room that feels as if it were located on an exterior sidewalk while providing the comfort of a climate controlled space. It is the goal of the overall design to bring the customer in and hold them long enough to see the wine list and tasting menu and make them want to stay. After that the space will continue to reveal its design and detail – the closer one gets the better it looks. It will be as attractive in daylight hours as it is after sunset through dramatic lighting. The tasting bar features a red and white wine Cruvinet system for glass pours. Behind the tasting bar is a climate controlled retail store for bottle purchases. Seating includes two and four top tables and a stools at the tasting bar which is supported by a reclaimed barrel stave slat wall. Large panel displays roll through images of Northwest wineries and a bottle wall highlights labels from 130 regional wineries.