Merus Winery

DesignerThe UXUS team
Prize3rd Place in Interior Design / Commercial
Entry Description

Merus as defined in the dictionary means: (mer * us) n. [latin] 1. Pure, unmixed. 2. Complete, absolute, undiluted; especially of wine. Merus is under going a transition from a premium artisanal cult wine, to a true luxury product of the highest level. UXUS was commissioned to create an experience where customers are enveloped in the excellence and complexity of the Merus brand. The objective is to create a Winery that embodies all the Merus brand values of undiluted quality: quality, sophistication and complexity. The winery’s interior concept is refined heritage with modern sophistication, monotone classic furnishings with a contemporary twist. Mixed styles and periods come together to create an exciting and unforgettable atmosphere. Real objects, such as wine barrels and wine crates, create surprising compositions that exude “information” about their past use, giving a sense of history and “soul” to the spaces. Main Tasting Room The tasting room in the winery’s main building is a juxtaposition of elements and styles. The atmosphere is layered, complex and sophisticated, embodying the same qualities of the Merus wine. Materials and furnishings such as black granite, lacquered surfaces, custom turned wood pedestal tables, Driade sofas and other cutting edge contemporary furnishings, come together to create an unforgettable atmosphere. Cave Tasting Table The smaller tasting area in the caves is redesigned to reflect the sophisticated and eclectic style of the main tasting room. A blackboard running along the perimeter of the space displays the winemaker’s notes of vintages being sampled. Tom Dixon lamps add drama and atmospheric lighting to the underground space. Cave Events Space At the end of one of the cave main tunnels, is a large breath taking reception area for public events. The walls of the cave are painted Merus red and dramatically set off by sparkling Foscarini chandeliers. A large custom black table with turned legs is the centerpiece of the room. The space is a magical blend of contemporary furnishings, contrasted with the rustic drama of the underground cellars, creating a one-of-a-kind wine tasting experience for visitors and customers.

About Designer

UXUS is an international multi-disciplinary creative company founded in 2003, from the shared creative vision of three passionate and dynamic individuals. With offices in the US and Europe, our international team integrates the diverse design needs of many cultures. UXUS provides design services across the entire spectrum of interiors, architecture, hospitality, retail, identity, graphics and packaging. Our multi-disciplinary structure, with teams from different disciplines working together, promotes a culture of interchange and adds tremendous value to the creative process and final result. UXUS offers a full service, from concept through completion, tailored to your specific requirements. All of our clients benefit from our world-class resources and international network of collaborators ensuring the highest level of execution possible. Among our clients are, Nokia, Levi?s, Heineken, McDonald?s, Nespresso, Oilily and others to name a few. UXUS is an internationally recognized design agency that has received world-class recognition by the press and international award committees. UXUS provides design services across the entire spectrum of interior architecture, retail, hospitality, identity, graphics and packaging. Our multi-disciplinary structure, with teams from different disciplines working together, promotes a culture of interchange and adds tremendous value to the creative process and result. UXUS offers a full service, from concept through to completion, tailored to your specific requirements. All our clients benefit from our world-class resources and international network of colleagues ensuring the highest level of execution possible.