Bar Pastoral

Chicago, IL

The design for Bar Pastoral, a 45-seat wine and cheese bar, pulls from the rich history of its wares. Places like the famous wine regions of Sonoma, Tuscany and Provence, which used caves to traditionally age cheese and wine. Inspired by the caverns of the Loire, France, we worked with a local artisan to create a barrel-vaulted ceiling that diffuses delicate ambient light from overhead to give the space a more intimate feel. Custom light fixtures and millwork combine to create a cozy, rustic space, perfect for conversation and wine tasting.