Some of our latest designs have been coffee shops, with the industry booming and winter months drawing people in from the cold, we thought we would share some of our inspirations and influences behind these designs.
1. Society Café, two coffee shops in the heart of Bath; Kingsmead Square and The Corridor.
Inspired by Scandinavian Design, the interiors were stripped back to basic, exposing the raw and structural features - something we wanted to emphasise. We accompanied this with neutral colours, exposed brickwork, reclaimed industrial lighting and features such as concrete effect counters taking centre stage. The owners passions for photography and cycling led the decorative element of the designs. With an enthusiasm for great coffee and sweet treats, Society Café's have certainly set themselves apart from the surrounding high street brands.
Two of our latest projects, Mokoko and The Fields have also succeeded in being hustling bustling coffee joints.
2. Mokoko, also in Bath is an independent new brand and coffee shop. Although the interior is small we didn't let this compromise the design and function of the space. We drew inspiration from independent coffee shops around the country and found there was a common concept of graphically led interiors, we made the most of this with the bright and bold branding ensuring Mokoko stood out from it's neighbouring shops and restaurants.
The design incorporated lots of bespoke shelving to build space, the fins from the shelving protrude into the window area creating an effective look from the exterior. With the only seating available outside, we used glass panelling along the length of the exterior to bring the outside in. Similarly to Society Cafe we used rough and ready materials, but in a much more clean way.
3. Last but not least, The Fields. One of many projects we have completed for Fuller Smith & Taylor, yet their first attempt at a stand-alone coffee shop based in Ealing.
The site took a lot of inspiration from the exterior, with vintage street lamps, festoon lighting and recycled bikes and wheelbarrows to make bespoke furniture. Other features include deep button back seating, distressed tables and rustic lighting throughout. In addition to the interior we worked with our client to produce contrasting, bold branding.