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Monochrome Marvel: O PIF Wine Bar in Lisbon’s Anjos District

O PIF Wine Bar, Lisbon, PT / Maxime Mangold

Located in Lisbon‘s Anjos district, O PIF wine bar is a hidden gem designed by the talented Lyon-based architect, Maxime Mangold. Spanning approximately 40m2, this cozy establishment perfectly combines informality and elegance in a neighborhood that is undergoing rapid transformation.

O PIF Wine Bar, Lisbon, PT / Maxime Mangold

Located on the ground floor of a corner building, O PIF benefits from a prime “balcony” position at the intersection of rua Maria Andrade and rua Maria. This unique location serves as the cornerstone for the architectural concept of the bar. The interior space, reminiscent of a theater set, seamlessly connects with the exterior, blurring the boundaries between public and private realms.

O PIF Wine Bar, Lisbon, PT / Maxime Mangold

Through its large bay windows, O PIF offers a captivating view of the street from the inside, while from the outside, it effortlessly blends with the surrounding urban landscape, creating a harmonious and inviting public space. The colors and materials used in the design draw inspiration from the existing cement tile floor, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that envelops visitors in a comfortable and domestic environment.

O PIF Wine Bar, Lisbon, PT / Maxime Mangold

The project ingeniously integrates various elements of the bar’s program to accentuate its monochrome aesthetic and prioritize the sense of space. The specially designed bar, crafted from beige lacquered metal, adds a touch of formal simplicity without overshadowing the overall design. A sliding ladder, reminiscent of an old library, grants access to an impressive selection of wines and a private office located on the mezzanine level. This space takes full advantage of the high ceiling, with wooden claustra leading to the sanitary facilities.

O PIF Wine Bar, Lisbon, PT / Maxime Mangold

At the heart of the bar, a mesmerizing 3-dimensional curved neon light steals the spotlight. This blown glass masterpiece, created in collaboration with artist Hugo Cantegrel, captures the essence of grape crushing dances, evoking a moment of intoxication and controlled imbalance.

O PIF Wine Bar, Lisbon, PT / Maxime Mangold

O PIF is not just a wine bar; it is an immersive spatial experience that invites visitors to indulge in the pleasures of wine while being surrounded by thoughtful design and artistic elements.

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