This rather amazing piece of furniture is an eco-chic wine tasting bar created by U.K. designer Claire Danthois in partnership with Newton Vineyard. The six-foot bar is constructed of 100% reclaimed materials including wood from barrels once used to age Newton’s Icon Label wines, as well as 300 year-old oak barrels acquired from a wine merchant in England. The 112 segments of oak symbolize Newton estate’s 112 distinct vineyard blocks.The glass shelving and steel cables holding the bar together were reclaimed from an architectural site.
There are five bars, one will stay permanently at Newton Vineyard estate and others will be showcased at a series of Newton "Unfiltered" events in 2009 in New York City, London and Tokyo. One bar will be sold at auction later in the year with estimate of $20,000 and 100% of the proceeds going to Global Green USA, a non-profit dedicated to curtailing global climate change through the creation of green buildings and communities.
By Deidre Woollard | Source :: www.luxist.com