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Behind the bar, display shelving made from white tubular steel hosts pockets of greenery from Loose Leaf. Timber-topped tables with banquette seating and Pedrali chairs run the length of the space. At intervals, lightweight steel framing with in-built lighting becomes a sculptural element, providing a sense of intimacy without breaking up the café’s openness.
Three and Baristas is a Cafe located in Kuwaits iconic Al Shaheed Park. Based on the idea of a market, artisinal items that are handpicked and infused within the menu. Minimal and accented with light blue hues, the brand communicates softly with the imported products. The result is a clean brand direction that makes warm fresh.
Credo implemented a donations-only concept, the company’s attempt at not being an autonomous consumer, separated from people and means of production. By challenging people to name their own price, consumers assign a value to their coffee and hopefully become more conscious of where their money is going and consider the impact it makes.
Called Greybox Coffee, it’s a newly launched division of chinese high-end flower shop Roseonly, and its very first branch has found an appropriate home at Beijing Kerry Centre, one of many glittering high-rise complexes in this high energy part of town. Special attention has been given to the ceiling lighting, comprising of an expansive grid of wooden boxes, each encasing a spotlight.
In the café, a muted palette of sea-greens and blues is punctuated by dyed Italian veneer and solid brass inlay, applied throughout the space by master craftsmen. Above, a sea of aquamarine balloons lower the ceiling, creating an intimate space for guests to relax, reflect, and re-energize away from the cacophonic surroundings.
The whole space works as a buffer towards indoor and outdoor with multiple sections of spaces to sit and relax, from private to a more public outdoor. With hanging bookshelf in the middle, the articulation of material from raw ceiling to more subtle green wall gives a more dramatic end to the space.
The 10-year-old chain specialises in health-conscious desserts that contain a minimal amount of fat and sugar. It obtained a site on the fringes of Chinatown for its first restaurant in Sydney. Taking cues from the food, Woods steered away from typical franchise restaurant elements and focused on natural materials that would create a “calming oasis”.