Recently featured in Hospitality Design Magazine is San Diego's wine parlor, Vine De Syrah. The magazine's article, Fantastic Voyage, illustrates how our artificial Boxwood mat became empirical to the design of the secret underground lounge, a design that Michael Soriano delightfully created with complete freedom.
The street level entrance adroit with graffiti demands an instant reaction, and the downward staircase leads patrons past a heat blasting condenser to the underground entrance, disguised with artificial Boxwood panels cladding the door. Soriano wanted to "...play into the whole psychological sense of going into a subterranean environment", and in fact he does while delighting and intensifying all senses. Once patrons figure out how to enter the wine lounge, they can step inside to this welcoming and comfortable childlike mirage, where more Boxwood panels suit up the walls and oversized decor furnishes the semi private lounges. An opulence of mirrors both overhead and on the walls create an illusiveness to the lounge, while feeling comfortably connected inside.
Artificial Boxwood by Commercial Silk has been used in commercial projects around the globe as bushes and to shape topiary plants; it has been formed into fakes hedges and ceiling screens, both indoors and out. Boxwood is a very popular silk plant for many applications and topiary forms in artificial landscapes both indoors and out. Now our Boxwood mat covers underground walls. The creativity behind the minds of this design, is the best performance of our Boxwood screen we have seen yet!