KL Design Group Completes Design of the Pearl Wine Shop and Bar Mestizo at Andina Restaurant

KL Design also developed the corporate identity, and architectural and materials selection for both Bar Mestizo (www.andinarestaurant.com) and The Pearl Wine Shop (www.thepearlwineshop.com).

(PRWEB) February 18, 2005 -- Portland-based KL Design Group has completed the renovation of Bar Mestizo at Andina Restaurant, as well as the design of The Pearl Wine Shop, a retail wine shop and private dining cellar in the lower courtyard of the historic Pennington building. “I try to alter the design landscape of Portland with each restaurant or hotel project,” says Kyle Lynch, principal and founder of KL Design Group. “I create unique places with an urban and sophisticated aesthetic that moves people out of the familiar.” KL Design also developed the corporate identity, and architectural and materials selection for both Bar Mestizo (www.andinarestaurant.com) and The Pearl Wine Shop (www.thepearlwineshop.com).

Latin Flair at Bar Mestizo:
Kyle Lynch took the existing bar area at Andina and transformed it into a lively space for lunch, happy hour or late night dining. KL Design added new banquettes along one side of the room, a sandstone fireplace, intimate booths, and communal wooden tables with an inset “lazy susan” element for sharing Andina’s small plate appetizers. KL Design also incorporated a raw bar station into the bar and designed a jamon cart for tableside preparations of butifarras, a Peruvian tradition of cooked ham sliced and served to order on a house-made quinoa roll. “Bar Mestizo presents customers with a different version of Andina’s popular Peruvian cuisine,” says Lynch. “The redesigned bar is more approachable and creates a separate vibe from the main dining room.”

Cellar Dining in The Pearl Wine Shop:
This cellar-like wine shop combines a retail space with an intimate setting for private dining events. Located on the lower level of the Pennington Building, beneath Andina, the Pearl Wine Shop offers audiovisual elements for business meetings, as well as the artistic ambience found in one of the neighboring art galleries. The 21 featured wines are presented along a fir mantel accented with lighting from above to emphasize each bottle. “It is a minimalist design with a touch of rustic, wine cellar décor with a knotty alder table seating 16, high-backed Mediterranean chairs, tumbled slate walls and a walnut floor.”

About KL Design Group:
Kyle Lynch founded KL Design Group in 1998 as a multi-faceted studio offering interior, architectural and landscape design, as well as web design and development for both private and commercial clients. Clients include: fivespice, Gower St. Bistro, St. Honoré Boulangerie, Vault Martini, Tucci Restaurant, Cannon Beach Hotel and Tututun Lodge. For more information or to view a portfolio, visit www.kl-design.com or call 503-233-4160.

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