Inspired by soda fountains, European cafes, and lunch counters, we strove to create a culture of enjoyment around a coffee bar. Photography by C Schel.
The space is designed for quick service as well as social engagement with beverage preparation, service, and consumption focused on a continuous counter.
The counter is a continuous spatial element – a glowing red ribbon that acts as a beacon, forms an entry, organizes the space, and forms a counter around which all activity takes place.
The counter is made of cast acrylic resin that is internally illuminated. The smooth matte finish is seamless, durable and tactile.
Walnut and plastic laminate materials create a subdued background that allow the red counter and retail products to pop.
The illuminated counter beckons customers and provides a dynamic surface on which to enjoy their treat.
A re-imagining of the cafe experience