The design, developed by Stanley Felderman, of Felderman Keatinge & Associates in collaboration with Celestino Drago, incorporates the rich experience of Celestino’s Italy into the modern urban setting of downtown Los Angeles. The space was inspired by the urban design of the Rialto Bridge and adjacent market place in Venice and the colors were inspired by the artists, Giorgio de Chirico and Giorgio Morandi.
The use of full height windows brings the surrounding architecture into the space. Strong architectural features such as the vaulted ceiling, stone walls and fifteen foot high glass enclosed wine tower are iconic elements. The combination of these elements and the warm rich hues bridge the cool modernity of the city with the warmth of Celestino's native Italy.