Donum Estate, one of California's leading Pinot Noir producers in the renowned wine region of Sonoma County, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new design called Donum Home. Award-winning Danish architect David Thulstrup has redesigned the unique place. Here, guests will discover different types of art and appreciate the Donum wine in the middle of a beautiful natural setting. The architect drew inspiration from the exquisite Californian landscapes and his Scandinavian roots.
Danish architect David Thulstrup brings his extensive experience as an architect, interior designer and stylist to furniture and lighting design. Taking architecture and context as his starting point, he creates simple, well-made pieces that are distinctive in their form but work harmoniously as a whole. Honest use of materials and a clear purpose are paramount. Thulstrup already has an extensive international portfolio, ranging from residential architecture to commercial projects.
Guests can enjoy their wines and art collection.
The architect has created a beautiful space and experience for the guests of Donum Estate, called Donum Home. The fusion of these design principles with the local landscape and materials has created a stunning space - an environment where one can enjoy their wines and art collection while fully appreciating the land they are so privileged to sit in. Thulstrup felt honoured to reconfigure Donum Home into a welcoming space. The architecture is focused on peace and well-being with a use of local materials. As a Scandinavian, the architect naturally cherishes light and how it changes throughout the day. This element became the leitmotif of the project. In addition to the architectural transformation, a series of custom-made furniture pieces were produced that create coherence between the objects and the space. The result: an atmosphere that is refined yet relaxed. The 200-acre estate is home to more than 50 important works by artists from around the world, including a part of The Donum Collection. There are also extravagant additions such as the glass mirror balloons by Danish artist Jeppe Hein that hang from the ceiling. The work subtly moves with the wind, refracting and multiplying the sunlight. In Donum Home, visitors will notice the three balloons dangling from the ceiling, as if they had fallen from a child's hand. The guests pause for a moment and enjoy this unexpected encounter. The result is an honest, simple special place that reflects its surroundings, while also being an ode to the architect and his Scandinavian roots without any clichés. The Donum Home offers its guests a visit to the beautiful art collection from more than twenty countries in its extraordinary setting while enjoying a good glass of wine. Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Images courtesy of Studio David Thulstrup
Photography by Eric Petschek