Kaffeine Café by DesignLSM, London – UK

June 1st, 2015 by retail design blog

DesignLSM have recently completed the interiors for a second outlet for Kaffeine, based in Eastcastle Street W1. Kaffeine is an independent Australian / New Zealand owned café delivering high standards in service, food, coffee and décor.


Our team of interior designers were briefed to develop the concept, based on the original outlet in Fitzrovia, ensuring that features were kept to a minimum allowing the interiors to form the perfect backdrop to the theatre of the barista. The overall environment has been designed to be hardwearing, utilising materials that would age over time to create a patina that still looks fabulous after years of use. The main design feature is the 5.5m long copper clad counter conceived as a monolithic block which draws the customer through the space and creates a warm ambience. It was imperative for the client that the counter was functional, ensuring that there is sufficient operational and display space.


The copper trim, framing the mixture of gloss and matt white wall tiles, references the striking counter. We also used a concrete impregnated timber cladding panel system for the oak wall panels and inserts in the oak table tops. The resin based concrete effect flooring harmonises the space, helping to create a pared back elegant environment. DesignLSM’s designers utilised a mixture of gloss and matt finishes with a variety of textures to animate the space and injected the brand’s personality into the interior by placing a brilliant neon yellow ‘Kaffeine’ sign above the counter – creating the perfect stage for the production of excellent espresso coffee.

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