The central Machine organises the central circulation space and allows for a coherent controlled flow within the café whilst at the same time framing the view to the harbor beyond.
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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.
The first objective was to preserve the atmosphere of the past, through a careful restoration of the late Renaissance structure, characterized by towering arches of the eighteenth century reinforcement. Two large rooms that are accessed from the original windows of the time, facing directly on Piazza Capranica: a huge wooden counter and red Verona marble surrounded by stools, oak tables and leather chairs.
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.
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.