Barcelona

Having decided to bring their popular Barcelona Wine Bar to New Haven, the restaurateurs charged Gray Organschi with creating a vibrant, dramatic yet welcoming new home for their fifth Barcelona.  Working in an empty concrete bunker that had most recently housed a police substation, adjacent to the Omni Hotel, we developed a series of overlapping spaces with distinct characters, creating intimate dining and wine-tasting environments, some available for private rental.  The entire space is unified by a simple stained plywood ceiling treatment, which masks steel bar joists and creates an expansive experience in what had been an oppressively low ceilinged-space.  Central to Barcelona New Haven are the 20’ walnut dining table and decorative wall-mounted walnut flitch, both made in our workshop and divided by a “screen” we invented using economical terra cotta flu liners, stacked and grouted to create a custom wall. The distinctive walnut-lined entry tube, open kitchen, window wall wine cellar, and 40’ marble bar create a lively, hip dining experience that has become a magnet among New Haven’s many fine restaurants.

Having decided to bring their popular Barcelona Wine Bar to New Haven, the restaurateurs charged Gray Organschi with creating a vibrant, dramatic yet welcoming new home for their fifth Barcelona.  Working in an empty concrete bunker that had most recently housed a police substation, adjacent to the Omni Hotel, we developed a series of overlapping spaces with distinct characters, creating intimate dining and wine-tasting environments, some available for private rental.  The entire space is unified by a simple stained plywood ceiling treatment, which masks steel bar joists and creates an expansive experience in what had been an oppressively low ceilinged-space.  Central to Barcelona New Haven are the 20’ walnut dining table and decorative wall-mounted walnut flitch, both made in our workshop and divided by a “screen” we invented using economical terra cotta flu liners, stacked and grouted to create a custom wall. The distinctive walnut-lined entry tube, open kitchen, window wall wine cellar, and 40’ marble bar create a lively, hip dining experience that has become a magnet among New Haven’s many fine restaurants.

Having decided to bring their popular Barcelona Wine Bar to New Haven, the restaurateurs charged Gray Organschi with creating a vibrant, dramatic yet welcoming new home for their fifth Barcelona.  Working in an empty concrete bunker that had most recently housed a police substation, adjacent to the Omni Hotel, we developed a series of overlapping spaces with distinct characters, creating intimate dining and wine-tasting environments, some available for private rental.  The entire space is unified by a simple stained plywood ceiling treatment, which masks steel bar joists and creates an expansive experience in what had been an oppressively low ceilinged-space.  Central to Barcelona New Haven are the 20’ walnut dining table and decorative wall-mounted walnut flitch, both made in our workshop and divided by a “screen” we invented using economical terra cotta flu liners, stacked and grouted to create a custom wall. The distinctive walnut-lined entry tube, open kitchen, window wall wine cellar, and 40’ marble bar create a lively, hip dining experience that has become a magnet among New Haven’s many fine restaurants.

Having decided to bring their popular Barcelona Wine Bar to New Haven, the restaurateurs charged Gray Organschi with creating a vibrant, dramatic yet welcoming new home for their fifth Barcelona.  Working in an empty concrete bunker that had most recently housed a police substation, adjacent to the Omni Hotel, we developed a series of overlapping spaces with distinct characters, creating intimate dining and wine-tasting environments, some available for private rental.  The entire space is unified by a simple stained plywood ceiling treatment, which masks steel bar joists and creates an expansive experience in what had been an oppressively low ceilinged-space.  Central to Barcelona New Haven are the 20’ walnut dining table and decorative wall-mounted walnut flitch, both made in our workshop and divided by a “screen” we invented using economical terra cotta flu liners, stacked and grouted to create a custom wall. The distinctive walnut-lined entry tube, open kitchen, window wall wine cellar, and 40’ marble bar create a lively, hip dining experience that has become a magnet among New Haven’s many fine restaurants.