Image of Design. Case Study: PAULTON’S WINE BAR

IMAGENAMEHEREHow many people for whom the name ‘Yates Wine Lodge’ is familiar would have dreamt that Britain would re-spawn such a growth in wine bars and coffee cafes from the mid 1980’s onwards.

As these outlets expanded they were too often filled to the brim with interesting ‘items’ giving rise to the number of architectural salvage companies that catalogued their warehouses and started reproducing old fun features. Design became a bit of a jigsaw game using pieces that were never meant to form one picture – but it ‘worked’ for a while.

Paulton’s Wine Bar represented a fresh change for us. Our client, MacClaren Interiors, required a design far removed from the revival of ‘Omnium Gatherum’, wanting instead, rich textures and mood lighting throughout two restaurants and one bar.










Auntie Ann and her watering can
never seem to yawn.

They must get tired of scaring Crows
They do it dawn to dawn.

She always smiles
when I creep by –
I creep so I’m not heard;
I wait and wait and wait and wait
to hear her scaring word.

“That is reserved for scaring Crows
and other birds, not you!”
Aunt Annie winks
and says “OK”
then whispers gently “Boo!”

Illustration : Ollie Tomlinson

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