With a low budget, Overtreders W upcycled the furniture seen within the eatery. The second hand tables and chairs, the walls, floor, bar and stage were all painted in a vibrant orange by volunteers from the local arts center. An upper platform provides an alternative and more casual seating option.
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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.
When creating the design I chose an elegant typography with a simple, classic tracing. In spite of the low budget and the black coffee bag, I would have liked to create an outstandingly aesthetic label which can compete among any other dominant wrapping, since the quality of the products deserves more serious attention.
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”.
Surrounded by a large park which serves as a place of recreation and relaxation for local residents, and a facility for environmental education, this was a project to renovate a warehouse, more than 50 years old, into the first overseas outpost of Dandelion Chocolate, San Francisco’s premier “bean-to-bar” chocolate maker.