Rethinking the concept of conviviality, the Elite, To Be collection is designed to suit wine bars, restaurants, and wineries, but also adapts easily to domestic environments.
Founded by Australian-born Franco and Carlo De Re and based in Friuli in northern Italy, Elite To Be produces furniture complements and design objects for home and hospitality applications. Each design is inspired by the form, colours, and history of a place in Europe, the Americas, Africa, or Asia that the duo particularly connected with in their extensive travels. This relationship with cultural artefacts forms the essence of the brand.
Evident in their Libreria del Vino (Wine Library), available in Australia exclusively through Living Edge, the use of noble materials and the handcrafted quality finishes have always been fundamental elements of Elite To Be style.
Libreria Del Vino is part of the Wine To Be collection and dedicated to the world of wine. Rethinking the concept of conviviality, the collection is designed to suit wine bars, restaurants, and wineries, but also adapts easily to domestic environments.
Libreria Del Vino is ideal for dressing the walls of bars and wine bars, kitchens, or private wine cellars. The unique modular wine storage system features alcoves designed to accommodate differently sized wine bottles. Custom configurations can be simply achieved, and a sliding iron ladder provides easy access to high bottles. Made entirely from laser cut iron, the system can be finished in three etched finishes, four diamond paint finishes or powder coat in a selection of nine standard colours.
Sleek, space-efficient and visually arresting, Libreria Del Vino allows you to display wine labels and maintain free airflow with proper storage positioning.
Living Edge Flagship Showroom, The Woolstores, Designed by Woods Bagot
An extensive Libreria Del Vino installation anchors the hospitality area and provides storage for over a thousand wine bottles. The depth and texture of hand finished corten was selected to complement the aged patina of the building’s predominantly timber original structure. Combined with a formed concrete bar and polished concrete flooring, the result is a refined aesthetic that aligns with the Living Edge brand.
Vini Divini Wine Lab
Post covid, at a time when people were craving connection and overseas holidays had been put on hold, Vini Divini Wine Lab was focussed on bringing people together to celebrate the simple pleasures. Living Edge was proud to provide a custom solution for wine storage, the Libreria del Vino that was perfectly matched for the client made entirely of laser-cut iron corten, acting as an impressive ceiling to floor backdrop, adding a warm ambience to the environment.
Lotte Duty Free Designed by Bates Smart.
Living Edge was proud to provide a custom solution for wine storage. As the largest installation of Libreria del Vino completed in Australia, it was perfectly matched for Lotte Duty Free’s premium wine offering. The new ‘luxe’ retail environment has been designed to enhance the shopping experience, providing a space where customers can interact with products at a higher standard.
The passion and experience of our artisans is what makes our products so unique: each piece is a masterful combination of materials and simple shapes and strikes the perfect balance between elegance and texture.