Wine Cellar: Oakville Grocery Wine Vault
Architectural Plastics was contracted by Jean-Charles Boisset, the new owner of the historic Oakville Grocery, to turn a walk-in freezer into a light and airy wine cellar. The goal was to create a modern wine cellar that kept some of the industrial feel of the freezer.
The ceiling and one wall of the cellar were left with the original patinated metal lining of the freezer. Industrial ceiling lights were added as an aesthetic accompaniment to the exposed metal. The original flooring was also left in place.
Reclaimed wood toe kicks were added to bring in some warmth and tie in with the external wood-framed windows of the room.
Architectural Plastics then clad one wall in floor to ceiling LED panels with a 5000K color temperature to brighten the space up. The LED panels are a great compliment to Architectural Plastics' clear acrylic wine rack line because they make the racks glow and almost vanish.
Some additional white acrylic panels were added to hide the remaining metal walls of the cellar and act as signage for the store.
Several acrylic wine racks were then designed, made and installed by Architectural Plastics. This stunning space is an excellent example of the versatility of clear acrylic to blend with any design aesthetic.