Big Easy Winebar & Grill

CompanyVirserius Studio
Lead DesignerTherese Virserius
ClientTherese Virserius
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
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.