Archive for June, 2012

Interior Designers Institute – Award of Excellence




cafe + gallery


The concept for this project, and for the company that created it, was to integrate a variety of art forms and bring them together in a cafe setting in order to create a unique, high quality, and cross cultural customer experience. This was a difficult task considering the awkward and irregular space which was leased for the project.


The space is a ground level commercial space below five floors of condominiums, and in its raw state had quite a variety of plumbing and electrical drops in an already limited ceiling space. The combination of a small irregular space and one directional natural light (east only) presented problems in creating the drama desired. The resulting design approach chosen was to; sculpt the space into interesting forms, pay great attention to the details through carefully considered industrial design elements, and to create dramatic effects with lighting design.



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