State Coffee Co. Café by Lab4 architects, Kastoria – Greece
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The design aims to evoke the feel of a tranquil getaway from the hustle and bustle outside, a place where customers are looked after with great care and, of course, with great food. The setting features traditional materials such as bricks and wood in a minimalist setting, creating an atmosphere that is distinctly modern but with a rustic edge.
The recycled wood pieces are reshaped and used to decorate the red bricks, presenting a mottled color wall, coupled with charcoal that has been used in previous stores, demonstrating the image and characteristics of yakiniku (Japanese BBQ). Therefore, the design integrates simplicity and complexity, traditional and contemporary methods to showcase a rich and colorful landscape.
At the ground floor there is the bar, the kitchen and the basic dining area. At the loft there are the toilets and a small area with sofas and dining tables where customers can enjoy their meal in tranquility. The main elements that have been used are metal, wood, bricks and tiles, perfectly combined to give the result that the decorators wanted.
The retail space has been partially gutted and certain authentic elements have been matched with carefully sourced furnishings, one of them being a striking an antique library with a first floor gallery. Swathes of bare bricks give the interior something edgy, after all denim is makes up a large proportion of 14 oz.’s merchandise.
The restaurant is located on the south-west corner of a office tower in Beijing CBD district. Design started in 2010 and construction was completed in early 2011. It covers a surface of 360 sqm. The space is characterized by the use of two strong walls, which visually define the space organizing the functional program: kitchen, dining areas, bar counter, pizza area, wine cellar and lounge corner.