CantorMasters is very excited to be working on its next Vinoteca project in the spectacular new Gridiron building at King’s Cross. Vinoteca is inspired by the wine bars of Spain and Italy and creates a stylish and relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy superb food and wine. This will be Vinoteca’s fifth venture and follows on from the CantorMasters designed Chiswick concept, which opened in late 2013.
The dramatic King’s Cross design is uncompromisingly contemporary, but influenced by the glorious days of industrial railway architecture, with touches of Mediterranean style. The double height space will be illuminated by impressive bespoke metal pendant lights, complemented by feature wall lights with custom designed wine bottle shades.
Dominating the space will be a zinc-topped island bar, perfect for dining at or simply sipping your favourite drink while watching the world go by. An aged oak floor will add warmth to the restaurant area which will be contrasted by polished concrete tiles leading to the dedicated wine shop.
The wine shop itself will have a mix of new and reclaimed oak shelving with a tasting table, all overlooked by a galleried wine warehouse. In the restaurant there will be a mix of zinc clad, reclaimed oak and raw steel tables set off by an equally eclectic mix of new and reclaimed chairs. The new Vinoteca brings big and bold design yet it is warm and inviting. It will be the perfect addition to the King’s Cross architectural landscape when it opens its doors in early 2015.
“With all our sites, our aim is for the design to feel like Vinoteca but reflect the existing building – CantorMasters have succeeded in that brilliantly, taking into account what’s at the heart of Vinoteca and in the surrounding King’s Cross area," says Vinoteca owner, Charlie Young says. "It’s another spot-on interpretation of our desire to make each Vinoteca stand out while remaining part of the family and being sympathetic to the neighbouring environment.”