Islyn Studio has reimagined a former lumberyard in Albuquerque into an artisanal food hall, cafe and wine bar.
The Mercantile is the heartbeat of Sawmill Market, an artisanal food hall in Albuquerque. Inspired by a uniquely New Mexican ethos of open-armed hospitality, as well as the kitchens, pantries and living rooms that it's borne from.
Islyn Studio embraced and reimagined a former lumberyard in designing The Mercantile, using clean, organic forms, natural and hand-forged materials and a local palette of soft colours.
The result is a communal gathering place that's at once casual and sublime – a cafe, wine bar and pantry that fosters unexpected human experience and spurs a cultural shift in Albuquerque's culinary imagination.
This project has been longlisted in the restaurant interior category of Dezeen Awards 2020.
Designer: Islyn Studio
Project: Mercantile Wine Bar
Read more: Islyn Studio
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