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Mercantile Cafe and Wine Bar
by Islyn Studio

Read McKendree

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
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