The 50-year ad hoc evolution of a gentlemen’s hunting sanctuary culminates in a vertical expansion that allows this custom remodeled and expanded residence in the New Jersey Highlands to breathe, draw in its gorgeous landscape and bathe in natural light.
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Madlab’s Le Vigne project is featured in AM New York this morning (8/24/09) – pick up a copy or read it online: “Wine and design: MADLAB gives new shop a creative facelift”
Fiber optics and petri holders are going in, with a bit more installation, the custom chandelier will be complete! Swarming fiber-optics and kit-of-parts construction enable reconfiguration, making the light fixture a dynamic piece of art.
MADLAB’s latest project is nearing completion: a new wine boutique in Greenwich Village that specializes in artisanal Italian wines. MADLAB joined forces with spurse in the design, fabrication and installation of this unique project, re-inventing what a successful retail experience can be during this economic climate. Le Vigne’s store owner is a young sommelier maverick who dared us to rethink the power of design: how we repurpose our belongings and how we reconstitute our spaces.
The clients of this one-of-a-kind light fixture came to MADLAB with their design challenge after they visited Amanti Vino and saw the wine bottle chandelier. The final design even comes with its own primer. Here is an excerpt:
Your chandelier was designed for greatest adaptive potential, not only in its form and mechanics, but more importantly, in its sense of becoming. It goes without saying that a light fixture outfitted with petri dishes breaks from design norms. In fact, your chandelier is living and breathing the same air and bacteria you are, and so it would be inaccurate to think that it does not “feel” your cultural and biological life… Consider your relationship with your chandelier as symbiotic, one that is mutually changing over the lives of your family and light fixture. As you come to embody the chandelier in the way you dine and interact with loved ones, it comes to embody you.
Our top-to-bottom design for this local wine store earned this year’s best wine boutique store in New Jersey Monthly’s Best of 2009. Every feature of this store was custom designed by MADLAB – from the wine bottle holders to the graphics to the wine bottle chandeliers to the new cool room. We congratulate the folks at Amanti Vino on their 4-year run of success, and we wish them many more!
The owners of our latest residential project finally move in with a bang. The house was ready to welcome the glow of New Year’s Eve, gathering family and friends for the first time in almost two years. The transformation was truly spectacular, as a wintery landscape met a warm and toasty festivities inside! Guests wandered freely, discovering a variety of new spaces in which to mingle, mellow out or make merry. Find out more about this project.