Brett: Exploring a Wine Bar’s Architectural Charm in Italy

Brett, a distinctive wine bar in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, showcases a unique blend of historic charm and modern design. Designed in 2023 by Etiam Studio, this space marries natural materials with industrial elements, emphasizing a cozy yet elegant atmosphere. Original features like wooden beams and marble floors complement innovative steel furnishings, creating an inviting area for wine enthusiasts.

Spacious, modern interior with white beams, exposed arched brick, and a checkered tile floor.
Elegant brick archway frames a modern seating area with potted plants.
Rustic brick archway, wooden shelving units displaying an extensive wine collection.
Minimalist bar setup with stainless steel counters, wooden stools, and shelves showcasing wine bottles.
Modern, minimalist kitchen with stainless steel countertops, shelving, and hanging stemware.
Inviting entryway with wooden shelves displaying wine bottles, surrounded by tiles and potted plants.
Quaint storefront with arched doorways, ornamental accents, and a cobbled paved entryway.

About Brett

Reviving Historical Elements with Modern Design

Brett, a modern wine bar located in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, showcases an exciting blend of historic architecture and contemporary design. Set on the ground floor of an old building, this venue draws eyes with its three glass doors facing the lively town square. Designed by Etiam Studio in 2023, the space retains its original wooden beams, brick arch, and checkered marble floors, creating a seamless blend of old and new.

Innovative Use of Space and Materials

The design prominently features a mix of steel and wood, striking a balance between robust industrial vibes and natural warmth. The central steel bench under the historic brick arch cleverly incorporates a fiddle-leaf fig tree, enhancing the room’s organic feel. Suspended tables ensure the captivating red Verona and white marble floor remains visible, preserving its historical significance.

Creating an Interactive Experience

A rounded main counter with an attached disc table fosters a social atmosphere, inviting interaction between patrons and the host. Overhead, custom-tailored hidden lighting, coupled with strategically placed cup holders, projects an inviting glow, enhancing both the visual and practical appeal of the bar.

This project is a collaborative effort between Etiam Studio and Mingardo Official, a renowned creative metal carpentry. Their partnership highlights the importance of craftsmanship in modern design, particularly with the custom-made Brugola chair—a sleek, steel piece that subtly completes the setting. The overall theme is a celebration of natural colors and refined industrial finishes, making Brett a standout venue in the panorama of Italian wine bars.

Photography courtesy of Etiam Studio
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- by Matt Watts