New Street Wine Shop
D&D London
Interiors
 
Built in 1771, Old Bengal Warehouse was the first of the British East India Company’s storehouses on the Thames. Stuffed brim-full with spice, wine, silk and cigars, Poet Laureate John Masefield once remarked that it held “the wealth of the world and London’s power”.

The Grade II-listed building was bought by D&D London, who enlisted the help of Conran and Partners in renovating it. We designed four spaces that pay homage to the Warehouse’s exotic, mercantile past.

New Street Wine Shop retains the feel of a warehouse, with raw brick walls, tall wine racks and exposed light fittings. Wide, candlelit wooden tables encourage customers to stay for a glass; so too does a simple menu of charcuterie and cheese. The Shop is above street level, offering respite from the hustle and bustle of the City.

 
A key aim was to take some of the pomp out of plonk. Conran Studio designed a colour-coded shelf label system to guide novices through the 600 wines on offer, and enomatic dispensers allow them to try the more expensive wines.

Whether you go there to learn about wine, for a business lunch or a quick post-work drink, New Street Wine Shop is much more than an ordinary wine shop.
 
Photography by Paul Raeside
Built in 1771, Old Bengal Warehouse was the first of the British East India Company’s storehouses on the Thames. Stuffed brim-full with spice, wine, silk and cigars, Poet Laureate John Masefield once remarked that it held “the wealth of the world and London’s power”.

The Grade II-listed building was bought by D&D London, who enlisted the help of Conran and Partners in renovating it. We designed four spaces that pay homage to the Warehouse’s exotic, mercantile past.

New Street Wine Shop retains the feel of a warehouse, with raw brick walls, tall wine racks and exposed light fittings. Wide, candlelit wooden tables encourage customers to stay for a glass; so too does a simple menu of charcuterie and cheese. The Shop is above street level, offering respite from the hustle and bustle of the City.

 
A key aim was to take some of the pomp out of plonk. Conran Studio designed a colour-coded shelf label system to guide novices through the 600 wines on offer, and enomatic dispensers allow them to try the more expensive wines.

Whether you go there to learn about wine, for a business lunch or a quick post-work drink, New Street Wine Shop is much more than an ordinary wine shop.
 
Photography by Paul Raeside
 
 
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