California, USA
Located in the acclaimed Sonoma County wine region and home to a monumental sculpture collection, one of the leading California Pinot Noir producers—The Donum Estate—commissioned David Thulstrup to reconfigure Donum Home: a space for wine tasting, dining, and entertainment. Drawing on the outstanding Californian landscapes, Thulstrup introduced simple architectural interventions that allow the art and the wine to speak for itself. The overall design language pays homage to Scandinavian values such as simplicity, functionalism, and a sense of calmness, while giving a nod to the Californian vernacular through natural materiality. Three tasting rooms and a range of custom furniture pieces have been added to enable coherence between objects and space while fostering a sense of holism from the inside-out.

Winery interior refurbishment
– Location: The Donum Estate, 24500 Ramal Road, Sonoma – Gross Floor Area: 280 m2 – Date of completion: May 2021 – Photography: Eric Petschek