1855 The Bottle Shop @ MBS


1855 The Bottle Shop is Singapore’s leading specialist wine and spirit retailer, a place crafted for wine and spirit enthusiasts from novices to oenophiles. With the iconic Marina Bay Sands being its flagship store, the clients wanted an elevated retail experience from all their other outlets.

LAANK drew inspiration from old European libraries and underground cellars, creating a historical sensibility using fins and arches. Making use of symmetry and proportions, the space is cleverly divided into separate areas, with wine placed on undulating and radial floor-to-ceiling shelving, reminiscent of old city walls. Here, materiality has been carefully considered to magnify the experiential qualities of the store, where plays on patinas references the ageing qualities of fine wine.

LAANK took this opportunity to reinvent the “typical” bottle shop and redefine the browsing experience. The traditional shopfront window display was removed to create an unobstructed view to within and allow for natural light to filter through. Bottles are artistically arranged both horizontally and vertically, from floor to ceiling with display and storage seamlessly integrated as one. Certain selections are suspended on brass racks and sit atop pedestals, while standalone cylindrical capsules showcase special items.


Lighting: OP3 Creative Pte Ltd. Finishes: Tai Thong, ID Products, Lamitak, Cosentino.


Photography: Studio Periphery.