Discover Quinta da Côrte, a wine warehouse at the heart of the Douro valley in Portugal, designed by French interior architect Pierre Yovanovitch.
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La Quinta da Côrte, a property of Vignobles d’Austruy, is located in the oldest vineyard in the world. Listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, the Douro valley is well-known for their portos and wines.
Since 2012, Philippe Austruy’s teams have been working on renovation. For this, they called upon the talent of French architect Pierre Yovanovitch to restore the estate back to its former glory.
Pierre Yovanovitch has brought his contemporary touch to the house and the winery.
In the winery, our upholsterers were entrusted with the creation of a large back-to-back sofa over 3 metres long in Nobilis fabric and a ball cushion in Rogers & Goffigon fabric. The artisans also made a suspended banquette in a fabric imagined by Yéléen Design, as well as the set of Mr. and Mrs. chairs Oops designed by Pierre Yovanovitch for the estate's meeting room.
In the Casa lounge, the Parisian architect has imagined a bench with amazing curves in a fabric from MM Design. Our artisans were able to use their know-how in the development and fine-tuning of custom-made furniture to express the intentions of Pierre Yovanovitch and his team.
Our teams are proud to have taken part in the renovation of this domain in which modernity and sommelier tradition come together.
Photos taken by © Jean-François Jaussaud