Winner 2022 / Other Graphic Design / Other Graphic Design

Real Agave

  • Prize
    Winner in Other Graphic Design / Other Graphic Design
  • Company
    Gensler Houston
  • Lead
    Lucia Delgado
  • Team
    Jerry Alexander, Principal; Debora Novarini, Design Director; Ana Salazar, Staff; Paul Li, Project Architect; Michael Hernandez, Staff
  • Client
  • Credits
    Photos by Grant Gay and Jessy Gilbert

Real Agave is a tequila lounge in a class A office building that integrates a celebration of tequila and mezcal culture into the Downtown Houston scene. The use of blue hues in furniture, walls, and accessories is inspired by blue agaves and traditional Mexican cobalt blue glass. Additionally, the space's interior weaves lively Day of the Dead murals and graphics throughout. To create a dynamic visual experience, the team designed brand pieces that evoke the authenticity of local, Mexican folk art and provide a unique escape for a quick meeting, greeting, or celebration.