K&L Wines and Spirits is one of the leading sellers, distributors and suppliers of fine wines in the US.
With a cramped existing shop in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood, they were bursting at the seams. This new 20,000 square foot facility includes a generous 5,000 s.f. sales floor, and 15,000 s.f. of office, warehouse, distribution and loading docks. The design of the retail area is meant to evoke a younger, hipper vibe than the traditional wine store, appealing to the population of tech employees in the area. Oriented Strand Board (OSB) is used as a primary material, at once industrial, edgy, and still warm. Dramatic lighting and floating "clouds" define the various areas and product sectors.