ENO Wine Bar takes a minimalist design approach to a space in DC's historic Georgetown neighborhood. The small existing space called for an open layout and subtle material palette in order to make wine the central focus.
The center of the double height space provided the opportunity to incorporate a large art piece, which makes a powerful and dynamic statement while attempting to connect directly to its' context.
The object is seen as a 'freeze-frame' portrait of a wine barrel exploding outward from the space's epicenter. Much in the way the wine bar's new, rich oak floors, ceilings, and millwork carved within the older building's historic ruins call attention to its' history and evolution, the sculpture, too, becomes an expression of the individual pieces that once made the barrel whole