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Commercial Design - Restaurant & Coffee Shop

Design and fit of a large artisan restaurant, specialty coffee cafe and working roastery in China, set across two floors. On the ground floor, a curved double height espresso bar, dining area, live Genius bar for tastings and   cuppings near the working Roastery grinding beans fresh on the premises. On the mezzanine, we created a Sky Lounge for drinks, snacks and relaxing on sofas. The venue is open from 7am to midnight 7 days a week, so the design needed to traverse day into night with clever mood lighting to create pockets and zones for people to enjoy the space intimately at night. 

The design of such a large space, with a working Roastery to plan technically, took 4 months to complete, before moving into production across 3 months before opening night. A full technical design pack was produced for the Contractor Tender, including detailed specifications and a hefty 'Design Intention' CAD working drawing package including plans, elevations, general arrangements, lighting plans, electrical and bar design detailing. The design pack also included a range of photo-real rendered 3D visualisations, 3D walk around and full FF&E specification of materials, finishes, decorative lighting, fabrics, colours, furniture and all accessories. 

We worked with this specialty coffee brand for almost three years, designing their high profile concept stores across Russia and China, everything from flagship three-storey full service restaurants, to airport outlets, to pop up kiosks and ToGo 24 hour cafes. 

We also worked with the brand to create the signage and brand graphics within our interior design concepts, including shooting original atmospheric photography of their Baristas and chefs at work. 

For this project in China, our graphic design team designed a series of custom neon signs for wayfinding and designed light boxes in bespoke graphics and fonts to guide customers around such a large space. We also crafted the decorative wall treatment on the mezzanine, created from laser cut wood showing the brand's coffee heritage around the world. 

Design and fit of a large artisan restaurant, cafe and roastery. Including curved espresso genius bar and mezzanine Sky Lounge for drinks.

Design and fit of a large artisan restaurant, cafe and roastery. Including curved espresso genius bar and mezzanine Sky Lounge for drinks.

Design and fit of a large artisan restaurant, cafe and roastery. Including curved espresso genius bar and mezzanine Sky Lounge for drinks.

Design and fit of a large artisan restaurant, cafe and roastery. Including curved espresso genius bar and mezzanine Sky Lounge for drinks.

Design and fit of a large artisan restaurant, cafe and roastery. Including curved espresso genius bar and mezzanine Sky Lounge for drinks.

Design and fit of a large artisan restaurant, cafe and roastery. Including curved espresso genius bar and mezzanine Sky Lounge for drinks.

Design and fit of a large artisan restaurant, cafe and roastery. Including curved espresso genius bar and mezzanine Sky Lounge for drinks.

Design and fit of a large artisan restaurant, cafe and roastery. Including curved espresso genius bar and mezzanine Sky Lounge for drinks.

Design and fit of a large artisan restaurant, cafe and roastery. Including curved espresso genius bar and mezzanine Sky Lounge for drinks.

Design and fit of a large artisan restaurant, cafe and roastery. Including curved espresso genius bar and mezzanine Sky Lounge for drinks.

Design and fit of a large artisan restaurant, cafe and roastery. Including curved espresso genius bar and mezzanine Sky Lounge for drinks.

Design and fit of a large artisan restaurant, cafe and roastery. Including curved espresso genius bar and mezzanine Sky Lounge for drinks.