Vin de table

‘They are not long, the days of wine and roses,’ said the melancholic 19th century English poet Ernest Dowson. But Swiss architect Bureau Hindermann’s wine drawer is long – very long in fact – at 5m. Asked to design the crafted oak table for a noted Zürich wine maker for its tasting evenings, the firm based its concept on a matchbox principle, with a single drawer that can be pulled open on runners from either end, revealing their range of wines, and bringing a whole new meaning to ‘slowly sliding under the table’.