The project was an interior renovation, because the exterior storefront is controlled by the building owner. But warm wood and bottles nestled in customdesigned racks welcome visitors and make no bones about the club’s primary focus: the wine. PENDANT LIGHT FIXTURES - Niche Modern - Bella pendant with clear glass shade - nichemodern.com - VERTICAL TRANSPORT - Mitsubishi - Passenger elevator - mitsubishi.com
The two main horseshoe-shaped tasting bars were outfitted with custom wine display cases and signage that identifies each of the eight wineries that are in residence. Soffits help to define spaces in the open-plan space by defining tasting zones, circulation zones, and lounges. LIGHT FIXTURE FABRIC SHADE - Knoll Textiles - Imago Progeny drapery fabric in Blonde - knoll.com - PAINT - Kelly-Moore - Interior latex paint in black - kellymoore.com - WALL WASHER LIGHT FIXTURES - Danalite - Fluorescent T8 downlight wall washers - danalight.dk
A new take on the wine bar, Press Club--in the base of the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco--plays host to eight local wineries at different stations on the two main horseshoe bars (one of which can be seen above) in an industry-meets-nature-inspired setting.
A lounge across from one of the tasting bars was programmed with some of the club’s only movable furniture so that the space can be rearranged and redefined for parties and private events. PENDANT LIGHT FIXTURES - Resolute - Custom rectangular and drum fixtures based on the David 16 fixture - resoluteusa.com - CARPET - Bentley Prince Street - Sisal Twist - bentleyprincestreet.com - UPHOLSTERY FABRIC - Knoll Textiles - Moto HC upholstery in Picnic - knoll.com
The tapas bar is the only place where wines from multiple wineries can be purchased. Framed by custom banquettes and with an events lounge tucked behind a wall-sized wine rack, this, the third of three main bar areas, is kept quiet enough for conversation with acoustic fabric lining the unfinished ceiling above the decorative soffits. BANQUETTE FABRIC - Maharam - Repeat Classic fabric - maharam.com - DECORATIVE LIGHT FIXTURES - Resolute - Clarity Ceiling fi xtures - resoluteusa.com - STOOL AND OTTOMAN UPHOLSTERY FABRIC - Architex - Voila upholstery fabric in Mushroom - architex-ljh.com - BARSTOOLS - ISA International - 1292 Cube barstool - haveaseat.com - TRACK LIGHTING - Translite Sonoma - Micro Spot G - translite.com
The cash wrap in the main reception space is a microcosm of the overall materials palette--which includes American black walnut, stainless steel, cork fabric, and concrete. EGRESS SIGNAGE - Sure-Lites - ELX Series recessed exit sign - sureliteslighting.com - RECESSED DOWNLIGHTS - LiteFrame - 4" recessed low-voltage downlights - prescolite.com/brands/liteframe.php
Empty wine bottles backlit by LED fixtures form a sculptural feature wall at the top of the main staircase that leads to the tasting bars. The empty bottles are complemented by full ones in the nearby retail display, which was designed and fabricated by Eclipse Designs. WALLCOVERING - Jelinek Cork Group - Fabric Cork - jelinek.com - WALL SURFACING - Giampolini & Co. - Boardformed cement plaster - giampolini.com - DISPLAY LIGHTING - Winona LED - LED display lighting - winonalighting.com
The main staircase provides access from the ground-floor reception/retail space down to the tasting and tapas areas of Press Club. Walnut shelves (with inset LED strips to light the labels) showcase some of the bottles that can be tasted at the different winery stations. STEP LIGHTS - Winona LED - Step 02 Square Deco step lights - winonalighting.com - WOOD PANELING - Plant Architectural Woodwork - American black walnut - plantwoodwork.com - STAIR RAIL ASSEMBLY - Eclipse Design - Custom stainless steel and glass stair rail - eclipsedesigngp.com