The project was completed while Elijah Northen was an Architect with Alexander Design Studio. Pure Wine Cafe is the brainchild of three young entrepreneurs: a chef, a sommelier, and a restauranteur. Located in the base of a 19th century masonic lodge, the goal of this project was to showcase the wine collection not merely as display, but as functional asset. This was done through the careful crafting of painted wood boxes with inset frosted acrylic sheets, precisely drilled to accept the neck of the wine bottles. The overall effect is the utilization of a glowing "wine wall" to divide the small space into "served" and "service" zones. The wall provided a critical formal role, while serving the dual function of screen and storage.