Big Easy Winebar & Grill

CompanyVirserius Studio
ClientTherese Virserius
DesignerTherese Virserius
Entry Description

Big Easy Winebar & Grill, a collaboration with the design team of professional golfer Ernie 'Big Easy' Els, marked Virserius Studio's entry into Africa. For Big Easy Winebar & Grill, Virserius Studio drew design inspiration from Ernie Els and his vision of what his native South Africa represents to him. Big Easy comprises several unique spaces, all tied together by inviting rustic elements. The warmly pigmented floor screed, wood‐beamed ceilings, metal lighting and handcrafted furniture come together in rich artisanal harmony. These colors and textures are very earthy and South African. The centerpiece and highlight of this communal area is the “braai” where guests can fully immerse themselves in the magic and serenity of the surrounding landscape. The resulting concept is a very beautiful, friendly, and open atmosphere that ensures that everyone who visits will feel comfortable.