We have recently completed a project for new independent wine bar and retailer, Salut Wines. The unique venue, which is situated on the city’s Booth Street, is Manchester’s largest wine dispensing business, offering customers the opportunity to enjoy 42 different world wines by the glass and over 200 bottles to purchase. It will also provide specialist master classes enabling customers to differentiate between the Cabernet Franc and the Cabernet Mitos with specialist master classes.
NoChintz was appointed on the project by Salut owners, Jon and Sara Saunby to oversee the complete interior design of the of the 250sq m former Oddbins unit. The brief included designing and delivering a retail offering, a bar and a separate area for the wine tasting classes. The NoChintz team has achieved this by completely remodelling the interior through installing a mezzanine level, back of house facilities and installing toilets underneath the space. The transformation includes a new feature staircase and bespoke designed balustrade which have been created with high end industrial finishes, specialist lighting and comfortable seating providing an intimate environment for customers to enjoy the carefully selected wines on offer.
We helped bring some unique touches to the space by creating a 5m high graphic wall installation made from cork and using recycled glass to create a stunning lit bar top. These materials reference the wine, which of course is at the heart of the project. We also designed bespoke brass floor tiles, which are scattered through the space and pick up on this theme. Light fixtures had to be carefully selected to maximise the space, creating an intimate environment upstairs but also enabling the wine master classes to take place under controlled lighting.
We worked with the existing brand and designed a new shop front, which includes bespoke signage, branded awnings and an outdoor seating area.