A wine cabinet in the living-room or kitchen, no need to choose!
A renovation project with a wine cabinet fitted in a bespoke furniture.
A Parisian apartment in the 9th arrondissement with a bow window, redesigned by the Bardin Architecte agnecy - Paris, to be more functional, brighter and more spacious without losing the character of this apartment. For these wine enthusiasts, it was essential that the wine cabinet be fully integrated in this project. / Can you describe the BOW-BOW project, the renovation of a 70m² Parisian apartment in the 9th arrondissement? This 70m² apartment, hidden away down a charming cul-de-sac in the 9th arrondissement, was a challenging, ambitious renovation project which required innovation and a break with tradition in order to obtain these 3 spacious, light rooms. The owners, who are lovers of furniture, art and wine, guided us through their vision of a balance between our intervention, the initial character of the apartment and the different pieces of furniture to be brought in. / The owners wanted to incorporate a wine cabinet into their living room. How did you take on board this request? Given our clients’ passion for wine, it was obvious the wine cabinet was going to have an important place in the general design of the living room. The aim was to mature Bordeaux, Burgundy and whites for long-term cellaring whilst focusing on achieving a convivial atmosphere in the reception room and being able to serve guests wine at the correct temperature. Nevertheless, it was necessary to find the right balance between showcasing the cabinet and keeping it close to the kitchen, even though it forms part of another darker area. This dark blue “box” doesn’t just contain the wine cabinet, it conceals the bathroom’s bath, which we moved to the other side of the living room's load-bearing wall to gain space. The famous challenge that we enjoy in our projects. / Were the flush-fitting criteria, required to ensure correct functioning of the cabinet and bottle preservation easy to meet? The cabinet is placed between two partitions with lower and upper air vents to ensure effective ventilation of the refrigeration system. In the end, the most complicated thing was the handle, we didn’t want a protruding handle, so we recessed it into the wall, and this provides a very elegant feature. Read the entire the interview of Rémy Bardin online: https://en.eurocave.com/blog/-archi-a-wine-cabinet-in-the-living-room-or-in-the-kitchen-no-need-to-choose-n957