If you’ve ever been into a Davy’s wine bar, you’ll know that they are a company with a long and proud tradition. Premises are stuffed with vast antique barrels, old signage and other booze related paraphanalia. Although the company was established 140 years ago as a wine merchant, most of bars, such as the one I recently shot in Canary Wharf, are however comparatively new.

While its tradition is the strength and focus of the brand, updates and refurbishment are going to be necessary at some point. Here, Nelson Design have successfully trod the fine line between maintaining tradition, and injecting a shot of modernity and humour. I particularly liked the somewhat subversive wallpaper. Look closely!

If you still haven’t got it, look at the extraordinary effect of the light creating a negative image here.