Swiss architects OOS have outfitted the interior of this wine store with the shipping crates that the wine comes in. Used for everything from cladding to storage, this elegant interior treatment is functional and beautiful. This is a wonderful example of re-use and re-purposing in an unexpected way.
Using 1500 unbranded cases, the interior is defined spacially with the most pedestrian of materials.
As described in Dezeen:
The intent of the interior design is to present an image of a landscape consisting of wine cases in which the high-quality wines are presented together with their cases as in a museum gallery. The wooden cases are simultaneously an architectural element and a part of the furniture. Arranged in a grid pattern they serve as a platform for about 570 wines, books, seating areas and illuminated table display cabinets.
While this is a high design project, I can imagine it in a low budget kitchen or as a storage wall in almost any room.
Find out more at Dezeen.