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The latest Cellar Maison design and installation has been a dramatic transformation of a space previously under utilised, into something truly magnificent.

A former barn on our client’s property, lent itself perfectly to a large scale, highly functional and elegantly appointed walk-in Wine Cellar. The space, previously used to park vehicles in, had to first be thoroughly assessed by one of our Design Team and one of our specialist Project Managers.

“The creative process is just as important as the technical details,” says Simon Coombs, Cellar Maison’s Client Consultant.

“Bringing our client’s dream to life, meant we wanted to gain a full understanding of their existing wine collection and how this may evolve over time. We also needed to discuss aesthetics, style preferences, colours, textures, materials and operational aspects of their new Wine Cellar.”

Simon Coombs

In order to create an adequate ‘shell’ structure to support Cellar Maison’s temperature and humidity controlled installation, additional thermal insulation and a vapour barrier were required. Detailed initial planning and step by step progression is essential to ensure technical specifications are completed correctly and to the highest standard. In this cellar for example, early stage additional services were also installed including water supply, drainage and power.

Our client’s impressive existing wine collection includes many 3 litre ‘Jeroboams’ and 6 litre ‘Methuselah’ bottles. This meant that storage and display needed to provide appropriate space for these, as well as Champagne and standard sized bottle cellaring.

“Dedicated areas for wine tasting and entertaining features also needed to be incorporated therefore our consultation is very much around lifestyle and end user experience too,” Simon explains.

The construction, including exposed solid wood beams in the open pitched white ceiling, adds warmth alongside the oak joinery, and serves to retain the classic barn-like feel. The concealed LED in-joinery lighting and thoughtfully positioned LED directional spot lighting focuses attention on the bottle displays lining each wall.

A large glazed, thermally insulated viewing partition separates the cellar from the main house and makes a visually enticing entrance. Wine should be kept between 12-15 degrees Celsius for safe, long term storage.

At a capacity of over 2000 bottles, the Wine Cellar still leaves plenty of room for a tasting table and chairs so that guests can enjoy an ambient evening – perhaps by candlelight, to dine and drink selected wine from this truly unique, stunning home wine cellar.

Cellar Summary:

  • Barn conversion to Wine Cellar – space previously used for parking
  • Fully humidity and temperature controlled room created for optimal wine storage
  • Tailored design for client’s personal collection
  • Capacity of over 2000 bottles
  • Tasting table and entertaining space to be incorporated within
  • Thermally insulated viewing doors adjoining house living space
  • Concealed LED lighting incorporated to showcase bottles within the cellar
  • Solid timber beams, oak joinery, white walls and flagstone flooring
  • Fully bespoke design and installation by the Cellar Maison specialised team

To achieve a technically advanced and visually beautiful space is an essential combination in all Cellar Maison’s Wine Cellars, Wine Walls and Wine Pods.

To inquire about your own space, ideas for a cellar or dream wine cellar, please contact Simon Coombs, Client Consultant, or Andrew Speer, Director of Cellar Maison for initial questions or a tailored consultation.

*Do try out some initial designs and planning on our unique Online Design Planner where you can add your own specifications and create designs.

Sam Deacon, one of our Cellar Maison Design team, also a keen artist in his own right, has been stepping out to take in the extraordinary design events in London this month. Here is his account of the Fredrikson Stallard exhibition:

On the evening of the 12th of September I was invited to the launch of Fredrikson Stallard’s ‘Intuitive Gestures’ exhibition at the David Gill Gallery in Mayfair, London.” The summary of the event is shown below, taken from the site www.fredriksonstallard.com/news/

‘Intuitive Gestures’ is Fredrikson Stallard’s first dedicated show at the London-based Gallery since 2016 and will showcase several significant bodies of work shown in the UK for the first time.

The exhibition title ‘Intuitive Gestures’ refers directly to the artists’ work which is a translation of both physical movement and subconscious thought. These two human faculties combine with the reactive qualities of materials – through the precision of digital technology – “to record the energetic action of making”. Rather than simply demonstrating a laboured process of form creation, the work captures that moment of freedom, where instinct and physical gestures are allowed precedence.

Presented in the UK for the first time during the exhibition will be the Antarctica collection; an ambitious body of work made entirely of acrylic where concept precedes function. The Antarctica works again capture visceral action, in this case, suggesting a tool hacking away at blocks of ice. This moment of violence is frozen in stillness.  The rawness captured inside the volumes is juxtaposed with the smooth surface, creating a play of illumination, continually activating both the piece and environment around it.’

I was inspired by the beauty, expert combination and craftsmanship of materials used in this exhibition.

The Antarctica collection, while being raw and hacked as described above, also has an air of fragility and instability, as though a single touch of the acrylic surface would warp it further or melt its ice like form. This collection mastered the manipulation of light, the thick acrylic block causing a magnified and distorted view through refraction. These beautiful tables cast intricate shadows on the floor, creating a show stopping centrepiece in a room.

More details of this beautiful table: http://www.fredriksonstallard.com/archive/antarctica/

Another firm favourite from the show was the Species II armchair, pictured below. This luxurious armchair at first glance looks to be carved from stone with its sharp edges and rigid form. Similar to the Antarctica range, this sculptural masterpiece craves to be touched and enjoyed, but its scale, colour and fragility seemed to intimidate some. This chair is a true piece of sculptural art, an illusion made from polyurethane, glass fibre and polyester.

http://www.fredriksonstallard.com/archive/species-2-2/

My favourite pieces from the exhibition were the ‘Scriptus Shelves’, storage shelving inspired by hand drawn calligraphy lines. I love the unique thin forms of these wavering shelves, another fragile looking but fully functional piece of modular furniture in a beautiful material, patinated steel. We have noticed the increasing popularity of tarnished and antique metals in our recent Cellar Maison wine room projects and I was inspired by these strong patinated steel shelves.

www.fredriksonstallard.co.uk/archive/scriptus-shelves/

Our luxurious contemporary and hybrid Wine Cellars, Wine Walls and Wine Pods often combine many materials including acrylic, metal, glass and wood joinery. The beautiful and unique properties of these materials in co-ordination with each other and alongside well-designed lighting can create functional masterpieces, as seen in our online gallery. The below example of our project in Hersham, Surrey, combines back lit acrylic, stainless steel metal bottle supports and grey washed joinery to create an enticing and opulent wine room.

The work of Fredrikson Stallard is a great source of inspiration and an example of how such materials can be manipulated to create unique and luxurious furniture. The exhibition ran from the 13th of September until the 28th of September at the David Gill Gallery, 2-4 Kind Street, London, SW1Y 6QP. The latest and highly coveted furniture from Fredrikson Stallard may perhaps inspire ideas for your own Wine Wall, Pod or Wine Cellar from Cellar Maison.

Please do contact Cellar Maison here for a friendly, no obligation chat or start with our unique Online Design Planner.

What could be more classically luxurious than selecting a beautiful bottle of Bordeaux and a cigar from your very own, bespoke home wine cellar at home?

In our latest Cellar Showcase, we present a newly created Wine Room, a basement level design that incorporates all the essential elements that our client wished for, within the relatively compact space available.  Integral to the success of this installation, were the all-important aesthetic features that so perfectly complement the art of wine and cigar collecting.

Interior detail – Note the feature bottle display and cigar humidor integrated

“The available 1.2 by 1.8 metre footprint of the finished Wine Room, meant efficient use of the space was crucial. With this room, we wanted to ensure maximum bottle capacity, without compromising the feeling of luxury and balanced proportions.”

Final capacity is a respectable 285 bottles – based on Bordeaux specifically, with an additional 10 half bottles and space for a specialised angled shelf for Champagne – Plus a vertical feature bottle, framed and back lit at the rear of the cellar.

At a lofty 3.7 metre height, the full space in the Wine Room was able to be utilised, with the help of a bespoke walnut timber and brushed stainless steel ladder to access the uppermost bottles.

External view showing the option of blue strip lighting

The walnut and and metal features are continued in the timber wall cladding within and on the door which has brushed stainless steel handle. The door itself is custom made and in specialised toughened glass, offering a stunning view through to the Wine Room from outside. The use of cantilevered, semi-transparent acrylic shelving with integrated LED strip lighting, brings luminescent brilliance to the space.  The added option of selecting striking coloured lighting, gives a contrast to the traditional wood and steel within and a contemporary feel that makes this Wine Room a primary feature of this Hamstead, London home.

“As a very special, additional feature, the custom made cigar humidor, keeps the collection of cigars in perfect condition with the help of the integrated electronic humidifier.”

Aerial view showing space maximisation in the compact Wine Room

QUICK LOOK – TOP 10 FEATURES of this CELLAR MAISON WINE ROOM:

  1. 285 bottle capacity + 10 half bottles and Champagne space within a compact footprint
  2. Specialised angle display for the Champagne bottles
  3. Feature bottle framed in vertical format
  4. Fully incorporated cigar humidor with integrated electronic humidifier
  5. Beautiful balance of classic walnut timber alongside contemporary brushed stainless steel
  6. Cantilevered semi-transparent, acrylic shelving with concealed LED strip lighting
  7. Custom made toughened glass door with lockable brushed stainless steel handle
  8. Bespoke walnut timber ladder with brushed stainless steel features, set within the timber-clad interior
  9. Set into a previously un-utilised basement space running beside the stairs in the home
  10. Cellar Maison specialist integrated climate control system for optimal wine storage conditions

From potentially “dead space” came, a high value, lifestyle enhancing piece of art in its own right. The outcome of carefully made design decisions resulted in a practical, stylish space that is a true focal point of the home and a pleasure for our client and their guests to enjoy – to walk in, select a bottle – and perhaps a cigar, if the mood strikes.

This is a new basement designed by Papa Architectshttp://papaarchitects.co.uk/ with Cellar Maison engaged to design and install the specialist Wine Room. http://cellarmaison.com

If you have any questions about this Wine Room, or any of the other styles of Cellar Maison’s signature Wine Walls, Wine Cellars and Rooms, please contact us here.

We share a passion for wine collecting and love to bring people’s ideas to life!

To browse our digital portfolio, please click here.

 

 

What are the Benefits and Advantages of Having a Wine Cellar at Home?

There are the obvious ones, including the pleasure of acquiring, maintaining, displaying, and updating a collection and the enjoyment of being able to select exactly the bottle you want, at any time, from your very own home wine collection.

As well as this, installing a Wine Cellar, Wine Wall or Wine Pod, adds an entirely new dimension to your home. It is viewed in the housing design sector as a highly desirable feature.

What about some other compelling factors for when you’re weighing up whether to go for that long-dreamed-of wine cellar at home?

Here are 10 great reasons for having a wine cellar at home:

  • Collecting at home (rather than in bonded storage) allows you to have direct and personal access to your wine. You can easily organise your home collection for longer term celling and ‘drinking now’. Technology is available to assist in coordination, categorising and cataloguing. Large-scale wine investors/traders generally keep most of their wine in bonded storage, then cellar and display a selection of mature ‘ready to drink’ wine delivered to their home cellar.
  • Cellaring can bring a different dimension to local and international travel as you visit vineyards, tasting and seeking out special vintages. It facilitates interaction and specialist local knowledge when visiting new wine regions.
  • Starting your own home cellar enables you to save money by purchasing vintages in quantity when they are younger and more reasonably priced, then laying them down for future investment and drinking pleasure.
  • Having direct access to your collection and interaction as it grows and changes naturally assists to further increase your knowledge about wine. (Not a bad way to spend some time!)
  • Both temperature and humidity control, standard in all Cellar Maison installations, ensures your wine is kept in absolutely optimal condition for the short, medium and long term.
  • Experimenting with ageing your wine year by year, becomes easier to explore when you have cases of the same vintage stored in consistent conditions in your home cellar.Home entertainment takes on a whole new dimension when you can take your guests to your wine cellar to sample and select a bottle to suit your meal.
  • Cellaring at home offers you the opportunity to enjoy what is an architecturally and aesthetically pleasing balance of materials in the form of a Wine Cellar, Wine Wall or Wine Pod.
  • Home wine cellars undoubtedly add value and prestige to your property, whether an addition to an existing home, or a new build.
  • Expand your wine knowledge and social circles by taking part in fun and educational after work or weekend wine tasting evenings and wine courses such as WSET. With your new found hobby, and as your palate develops, expanding your home collection will be hard to resist.

Wine cellars, which were seen in the past as luxury items, are becoming increasingly high on the list of “must haves” in new homes and renovations. The art of collecting wine and enjoying it one’s own environment is a pleasure that is now beautifully possible.

The bespoke nature of a Cellar Maison home cellar means you can choose the specific materials that will give you a style to complement and enhance your home.  All Cellar Maison wine cellars can be above ground, making them ideal for both apartments or the ground and upper levels of a house. (Below ground is also offered.) Wine Walls offer a perfect solution for those who would like a feature wall with all the benefits of a cellar, but taking minimal space in a room.

All Wine Cellars, Wine Walls and Wine Pods by Cellar Maison come with a full warranty and an ongoing service commitment – It’s important to us for our clients to feel relaxed and happy with their cellar long term.

Would you like to find out more about your space and its potential for a Cellar Maison Wine Wall, Wine Cellar or Wine Pod? Please do get in touch here info@cellarmaison.com or call our friendly designers/consultants for a chat on +44 (0)20 3633 3286.

You can view our portfolio from here or click through to our Online Design Planner which will take you through an easy process to establish the type of cellar solution that suits you best.

As you open the door and walk into the cellar, you’re greeted by a stunning sensory symphony of wood, marble and glass.

Cellar Maison’s latest bespoke Wine Cellar in our clients’ lovely home has been made as a pure union of form and function.

 

Quick Look Top 10 Features – Cellar Profile:

  1. 1200 bottle capacity
  2.  Backlit wine wall incorporated in the rear of the cellar
  3. Grey washed oak wooden joinery
  4. Polished white marble floor
  5. 12 square metre footprint – efficient use of space
  6. Soft closing drawers for storage of wine accessories
  7. Built in wine-case storage
  8. Set up and catalogued by Master of Wine from Gayan & Nathan
  9. Custom made sealed door of thermally insulated glass
  10. Humidity, temperature and climate controlled for optimum cellar storage of a wine collection

Gleaming bottles are back-lit along the feature wall at at the rear, drawing you through and towards the mesmerising glow. The bespoke stainless steel bottle display offers minimal distraction from the bottles themselves – The ultimate stars of the show.

The floor of polished white marble, gives a sense of elegance and an almost surreal reflected light within the space.

Along either side of the room, is a beautifully crafted wine display in a more traditional look of wooden joinery. Grey washed oak has been used to add depth and a sense of solidity. This contrast in materials and texture to the floor and back wall, ensure there is a necessary sense of warmth to the room.

 

Cellar Maison – Wine Cellar perfectly tailored for our clients’ wishes

Custom made, soft-closing accessory drawers are built in; useful for tasting notes, corkscrews and other accessories essential to a comprehensive wine cellar.

Also on a soft close system, are the pull-out wine case drawers. Perfect for storage of case-by-case collections – and pleasantly functional with their smooth operating features, the ambience is maintained.

All Cellar Maison Wine Rooms, are climate – humidity and temperature controlled. This ensures optimal storage conditions for wines, including reds, whites and Champagne. The door and frame on this wine cellar has also been designed with Cellar Maison’s integrated draft seals and a thermally insulated glass panel.

The capacity of this wine room is approximately 1200 bottles – an efficient use of this space of approximately twelve square metres.

Our clients’ wine collection has been carefully organised and ordered for ease of use and criteria for their cellar. Gayan and Nathan, collaborating partners with Cellar Maison, were engaged to unpack and order the cellar. They worked in consultation with our clients to ensure the process was smooth and enjoyable – and a wonderful site to behold when Marina Gayan, Master of Wine, and Helen Nathan, revealed their fully stocked and operational cellar!

Wine advisory, buying and cellaring services are all offered by Gayan and Nathan. Please click through to their site here – don’t miss their private Palate Profiling events either!

For more information on our signature Cellar Maison Wine Walls, Wine Pods and Wine Cellars, please contact us at info@cellarmaison.com or +44 (0)20 3633 3286.

We work with home owners, architects, designers and property developers and are always happy to have a talk about your home or project.

 

 

Next in our Celebrating Talent at Cellar Maison series, we’re pleased to introduce Samuel Deacon.

Samuel Deacon is one of our Cellar Maison concept designers. With his flair for style, he is a great fit in the Cellar Maison team. Sam brings his keen eye and attention to detail to all he does. Aside from that, he’s got a great sense of humour and is a lot of fun to have around!

Samuel Deacon – With a passion for interior design and the creation of high quality drawings and visuals, Sam has joined Cellar Maison as one of our new CAD Concept designers.

Since graduating from university with a degree in Interior Architecture, Sam has worked in the luxury furniture sales sector, designing and presenting interior schemes for high end residential and commercial projects.

Cellar Maison Wine Room – Texture, colour, style, space

Samuel lives in West London with his partner, and when he isn’t painting, they are undertaking renovations in their home, trying new restaurants and figuring out where to travel to next. Samuel enjoys visiting art galleries and design shows in his spare time, keeping up to date with the latest trends and taking inspiration from his new home in London.

Alongside his passion for interiors, Sam is a painter in his own right, who creates large scale abstract works inspired by colour and texture. He uses his eye for balance and well considered composition in his design.

Since moving to London a little under two years ago, Samuel has exhibited his abstract pieces in many galleries including the A&D Gallery, Studio Spaces E1, Oxford House and Cass Art Edinburgh – We’ll update on the next show so you can get along there.  Someone to keep an eye on in the art world!

Check Sam’s website here: www.samueldeacon.co.uk 

Scales – by Samuel Deacon

A new year brings new styles and trends to the world of design. With the input of one of our Cellar Maison concept designers, Samuel Deacon, we highlight for you, the top trends forecast for 2017. We also look at what’s timeless, classic – and the importance of choosing what YOU like and what suits your tastes within the space of your home or business.

COLOUR

A quick browse on Pinterest or style blogs will give you a good idea on the colours trending for 2017. It can be inspirational to have a browse and see what you like. Sometimes it’s a good chance to refresh a few tired furnishings or features of your home – Or perhaps, it’s time for a bigger renovation incorporating a long wished for Wine Cellar, Wine Pod or Wine Wall?

This year we are bringing our interiors back to nature, introducing earthy tones and the incorporating blues and greens to create a harmonious and calming environment.

Pantone’s colour of the year is the aptly named ‘Greenery’ a refreshing shade of green that ‘is symbolic of new beginnings.’

This bold shade could be the much-needed breath of fresh air on your walls, or introduced into your accessories and soft furnishings for a more subtle splash of this vivid burst of green. It echoes nature in its freshness and vibe of spring time growth.

 

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In contrast, Dulux have named ‘Denim Drift’ as the colour of the year, a less daring but nonetheless a natural shade that will compliment many interior spaces.

Dulux have chosen this colour on review of current trends in architecture and fashion, selecting a cool tone that would work well in any room of the house. The bluey-grey is a great choice as its neutral undertones can be paired with many materials, enhancing their natural qualities – Think of this with beautiful natural wood, or perhaps features of copper, brass or bronze – all used in our wine rooms, along with the sleek, frameless glass of our signature cellars.

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MATERIALS 

The materials that are forecast to trend in 2017 are also themed on the concept of returning to nature. The use of cork and terracotta are predicted to make a reappearance. Both provide a warm and textured aesthetic to your interior. A functional and beautifully textured cork wall is a great backdrop for vibrant and natural plant life. When incorporated into a wine cellar, we can bring in a variety of elements that not only compliment your existing interiors, but that become a feature that people are immediately drawn to.

Pale wood combines beautifully with the frameless glass doors, brushed stainless steel surround and fresh lighting in a Contemporary Wine Wall in the lovely home of our client in Esher.

Example of 3D render by Samuel Deacon of Cellar Maison. Here texture is illustrated with the use of a range of complimentary materials.

At Cellar Maison we are passionate about creating quality, custom-made wine cellar solutions to suit your wine collection, available space, and individual style. Please do contact our design team to assist you in creating your bespoke wine cellar or for more information for professionals and commercial projects.

Wishing you a happy and vibrant 2017!

From the Cellar Maison Team

 

 

 

 

What a year! We hope you’re all ready for a relaxing few days off with family and friends – and of course, have some festive bottles tucked away to share and enjoy.

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As 2016 draws to a close and we welcome in 2017, we’d like to take a moment to offer our sincere thanks to everyone we’ve worked with this year.
To both our private home-owner clients, and our professional partners in the design and property development space – It’s a real privilege to work with you in this exciting and creative area that encompasses the wonderful combination of wine and fine design.
All the best from the whole Cellar Maison team for a happy and healthy year ahead.

Below we have a few favourite moments of the Cellar Maison year we’d love to share with you.

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2016 has proved to be a breakthrough year for Cellar Maison with technological advances, a new high capacity wine wall in our range and some standout projects installed in the UK and Europe. Cellar Maison’s notable achievements include two installations in a newly established Stanmore restaurant; a refurbished barn conversion which will now be the home to a 2000 bottle wine collection, and a limited edition Wine Carousel installed in the stairwell of a penthouse apartment in the King’s Library, Chelsea.

During the year we’ve featured a number of our newly installed Wine Cellars, Wine Pods and Wine Walls on our blog.
The photo above is an example of a new walk in Wine Pod with that has been designed as a special feature of our clients’ home. A bespoke cellar using contemporary and traditional materials, ambient lighting and fully climate control for optimum wine cellaring. The cellar sits stylishly behind our exclusive, custom-made frameless glass. See this particular Wine Pod in a full showcase coming up in January 2017.

Another highlight of the Cellar Maison year, is the fantastic partnership with wine advisory specialists, Gayan and Nathan. We love the dynamic duo of Marina Gayan, Master of Wine, one of the world’s few; along with chef and all round fun person, Helen Nathan. To offer our clients professional wine buying and cellaring advise, as well as individual palate profiling, puts a whole new spin on the joy of owning a cellar.

Below, Marina writes a letter about what they’re drinking at home this season, with some great recommendations. Then check Helen’s superbly tasty (and easy) canape idea.

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Letter from Marina Gayan, Master of Wine – 

Greetings!
Christmas is a time to relax, indulge and share wi z es! Besides, trying to match wines to the diverse flavours of Xmas day lunch would be a nearly impossible task!

This year we are going classic and treating ourselves to Champagne and Burgundy, Louis Roederer & Leflaive Meursault (for my husband) and Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet (for me). When it comes to reds we will go both New World and Old World; starting with my dearest friend Steve Pannell’s gorgeously elegant and luscious S.C. Pannell Grenache from McLaren Vale followed by La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina, both favourites of ours.

But of course we are bracing ourselves for a Northern Hemisphere cold and gloomy Christmas day. If I were in Australia for example, in short sleeves and flip flops, I may opt for something lighter and fresher. Maybe a Clare Valley Riesling like Grosset Polish Hill, and I would probably go for something still refreshing but with more weight and an exotic edge, like Larry Cherubino’s Fiano from Frankland River. If I still craved Burgundy I would have a Chardonnay from Cullen in Margaret River or Neudorf from Nelson, New Zealand – that as you know is in my top list!

What will you be drinking?

Marina x
P.S. I would still have my SCP Grenache a bit more chilled!

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PARMA HAM, GOAT CHEESE AND FIG JAM PARCELS

Gayan and Nathan’s Helen Nathan, chef and food writer, shares a simple & super-delicious recipe for a canape to enjoy with drinks 

Makes 20 individual mouthfuls

Prepare: 10 minutes (especially if you can find some little helpers)
Cook: No cooking required
  • 10 slices Parma ham
  • 1 small creamy goat cheese log
  • 1 jar fig jam
  1. Cut each piece of Parma ham into two strips
  2. Cut a small piece of cheese and place this with a teaspoon of fig jam in centre of ham and roll up into a parcel. If you have the time/inclination, you can tie each parcel with a length of fresh chive to make Xmas parcels.
Make in Advance? Yes, these can be made the day before and kept in the fridge.

 LONDON DESIGN SHOW EXHIBITIONS 

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This year Cellar Maison exhibited at two major shows in the London Design Festival. It was great to meet so many of you there. We’re very proud of the Cellar Maison team who worked so hard to create and install two beautiful, custom made Wine Walls from our signature range. Also on display was one of our new, limited edition Wine Carousel. You can read more here about the shows – As well as the winner of our fabulous Cellar Maison / Gayan and Nathan competition!
 
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We’ll keep you posted about both public and trade events coming up in 2017.

Thanks again from the whole Cellar Maison Team – Happy 2017!
Cheers!
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The London Design Festival in September of this year was a veritable candy-store of tantalising interiors, cutting edge design, innovation and style. The greatest of international talent was showcased at a variety of events throughout London.

Cellar Maison exhibited at both Decorex and the Restaurant Design Show. For each show, we installed two Wine Walls from our signature range, plus a limited edition, Wine Carousel  – Fully stocked with wine from The New Zealand Cellar, just to offer the full experience.

It was a real honour to have the chance to meet so many people from a fascinating array of backgrounds, all connected in some way by the love of fine design and wine.

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THE COMPETITION

During the two shows, we ran a competition in conjunction with our collaborating partners at Gayan and Nathan. Gayan & Nathan offer a unique service that seeks to ‘map’ their clients’ palates and define an individual taste profile that is then used to inform future selections of wine.  They offer professional wine advisory and buying services, as well as great fun events where you can truly learn to understand your palate and wine preferences.

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THE PRIZE

On offer in the competition was a private 1-2-1 Palate Profiling Consultation with Master of Wine Marina Gayan of Gayan & Nathan and a case of wine selected by Marina based on the winner’s personal palate preferences.

THE WINNER

We had just over 200 entrants who left their details with us and we are pleased to announce the winner, Lucy Ford of Goose Design Interiors, who has now been informed.

Congratulations Lucy – A lovely case of wine, based on your individual palate profiling consultation with Marina Gayan MW, will soon be on its way to you!

Cellar Maison are always on hand for bespoke wine cellar advice, design consultations and Gayan and Nathan are here for wine advisory services.

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The King’s Library – A magnificent building with a fascinating history is now transformed into residential apartments with the finest in luxury design features.

Cellar Maison were engaged by Tenhurst to design and install a limited edition custom-made Wine Carousel as a fully functional, stunning feature wall in the entrance to the prestigious apartments situated in the former school within the King’s Library.

Each of the three metre high carousels have been made with a precision engineered chain and cog mechanism, which allows the bottles to rotate around the carousel by winding the handle. Every component has been individually handmade. The construction is of solid brass with a bronze patina making it delightfully solid and beautifully sturdy.

To operate, one slowly turns the handle and the wine rotates effortlessly around until coming to a stop at the bottle selected for drinking. Each bottle is securely harnessed in a sling that keeps it horizontal. Even the solid, rhythmic sound of the heavy cogs as they turn, is satisfying and evocative of another era where hand crafted artistry was the norm.

Cellar Maison Wine Carousels are a limited edition series of just 20, priced at £22k + VAT.  To inquire about securing one of the remaining carousels for your home, a client’s home or alternatively, a wine bar, restaurant or hotel, please inquire directly to us at info@cellarmaison.com.

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More about the King’s Library by Tenhurst –

“THE KING’S LIBRARY, BUILT IN 1908, WAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE SLOANE SCHOOL. IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED BUILDINGS DESIGNED BY ARCHITECT THOMAS J. BAILEY AND THE VERY FIRST PURPOSE-BUILT SECONDARY SCHOOL IN THE UK.

In the 1970s the building was occupied by the first adult education college in Britain, which became the Kensington & Chelsea College. The College moved into a new facility next door in 2011 and the old Sloane School fell empty. During this time the vacant classrooms were used as a setting for the award winning film The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne as scientist Stephen Hawking.

This elegant Edwardian school building on Hortensia Road is the setting for eighteen opulent Tenhurst apartments, which draw on the unique character of a dynamic and engaging building rich in space and light.

Each of the eighteen residences at The King’s Library has been carefully designed by Robin Partington & Partners Architects, drawing inspiration from the character of the architecture while also creating individually crafted residences for contemporary living.

TENHURST’S APPROACH TO THE REVIVAL OF THIS LISTED FORMER SCHOOL SEEKS TO PRESERVE KEY FEATURES AND CHARACTERISTICS WHILE INSTALLING NEW BUILD SOLUTIONS IN THE BUILDING.”


Cellar Maison are working with home owners and commercial professionals including architects, property developers and designers to plan, design and install the most exquisite Wine Cellars, Wine Walls, Wine Pods – and now the limited edition Wine Carousels. For more details, please browse our gallery, try our Online Design Planner and get in touch with our friendly, professional consultants.

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