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August 2016
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Chai ultra design by Philippe Starck and Luc Arsène-Henry in Carmelites Haut-Brion

Chai ultra design Philippe Starck et Luc Arsène-Henry, Bordeaux. Une balade bordelaise aout 2016 PLUMEVOYAGE @plumevoyagemagazine © DR

This property, Carmelites Haut Brion ,10 hectares, into the hands for six years of Pichet Group, is located in Bordeaux! It has just acquired a futuristic winery to the tune of 10 million euros … Opened on June 24, it bears the signature of Philippe Starck designer and his partner Luc Arsène Henry-renowned architect who one must already several high cellars: Ducru Beaucaillou, Pichon Longueville … “It was important to do a non-building outside of the modes so outmoded” says Philippe Starck. “We have sought above all to make this an effective tool chai”, “it is such a blade gushing over water,” continues Luc Arsène-Henry. This technical feat which has 4 levels of decreasing size as an overturned hull in tribute to the boats carrying the wine to the 4 corners of the world is made of concrete, glass and metal … The exterior cladding is a heat shield and filters the toxic gasses. The 2,000 m2 are distributed in an aging cellar which houses 300 barrels below the level of mini water level surrounding the winery, a winery of 23 tanks without beam: the very thin slab serves as a keystone, a room tasting and a terrace of 350 m2 overall styling. Finally, know that it is Ara Starck, daughter of the designer who has made a painting on one of tanks and each year an artist will sign a tank …

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