A store selling various desserts, The Merlot Pods, adorns Canggu Street in Bali with its vibrant red stucco façade, which has successfully attracted visitors to stop by and enjoy the sweet desserts.
The Merlot Pods by ARTI Design Studio (cr: Adi Widiantara)
Built for an escapist place from the bustling day in the city, the interior is designed with a warm and friendly atmosphere by putting several circular seating areas, fostering intimate discussion at every turn of the room. With those circular seating areas, this place allows visitors to choose their seating areas and create their own private space. The dynamic layout seamlessly integrates these circular spots with the kitchen and other areas, ensuring fluid and open circulation.
The circular seating areas at The Merlot Pods (cr: Adi Widiantara)
The Merlot Pods offers is designed with a dynamic layout that provides fluid and open circulation (cr: Adi Widiantara)
The circular and meandering design offers a distinctive experience from every angle of the building. The existing columns combined with the newly built walls create several tiny gaps between them and frame the captivating view outside, wiping out the boundaries between the inside and outside. The bamboo trees are arranged evenly outside the building, allowing sunlight to filter through, casting enchanting shadows inside the building.
Sunlight filters through the bamboo trees outside, creating an enchanting shadow inside the Merlot Pods (cr: Adi Widiantara)
The beautiful bamboo tree shadows adorn the red walls inside (cr: Adi Widiantara)
The interior's dominant red tones, harmonizing with white furniture, create a bright and cheerful atmosphere, stimulating the release of dopamine and boosting visitors' moods. This burst of red extends to the exterior, forming a striking contrast with the surroundings and attracting anyone passing by to experience The Merlot Pods' unique charm.
The unique charm of the Merlot Pods from its red color (cr: Adi Widiantara)
The Merlot Pods act as a haven to escape from the hectic world and offer a sweet place to create a cherished moment with loved ones, mirroring the sweetness in the desserts.
The Merlot Pods with its distinctive look by ARTI Design Studio (cr: Adi Widiantara)
The Merlot Pods plan by ARTI Design Studio (cr: ARTI Design Studio)