The Hive was designed by CellArt to fit seamlessly into an already existing kitchen in Quebec, Canada. Inspired by honeycomb cells, The Hive was built by superimposing 10 precision laser-cut panels in perfect alignment. The cellar is made of Italian lacquered wood that was color-matched precisely to the existing kitchen cabinets.
The doors are also surrounded by Italian lacquer with handles in the same theme. These custom doors are created from multiple panels of high-performance energy-efficient glass separated by an insulated space filled with gas, which prevents condensation caused by high humidity inside the cellar. The insulating gas reduces the amount of heat transferred between the interior and exterior and allows the cellar space to be perfectly sealed from the rest of the living space, which also protects the wine collection. The temperature of the wine cellar can be changed to suit the wine. The Hive in particular, which mostly contains vintage champagne and high-end whites, is set at 54 F (12 C).
The frosted-glass back panel features a built-in dimmable lighting system with 15 mood colors available.
WINE-CELLAR DESIGNER: CellArt