Freshly brewed: H2R Design creates new space for coffee loversPublish by : Commercial Interior Design ,
H2R DESIGN, the award-winning design studio creating renowned commercial and hospitality spaces, designed the café Brew, for a client who is passionate about coffee.
Tasked with developing a natural and casual space where patrons can be introduced to special blends of coffee, H2R Design created the fresh and beachy Brew.
Inspired by its location and proximity to the sea, H2R used natural tones, pops of colour, and a careful selection of materials and textures.
The aim was to produce a space that would draw passers-by in, and meet the owner, to discover his love for the process of coffee making and demonstrating how fine specialty coffee can be an art form. To achieve this, the focus was on using materials that added warmth, allowing light to pass through gently, resulting in a revitalised space mixed with textured painted walls and wooden furniture.
When presented with the limited size of this new build (95sqm) and the requirement to incorporate a full kitchen and two washrooms, a linear design was developed. This was a key design technique to expand the dimensions. A line that follows all through the floor, tables, counter and wall was strategically placed to offset the symmetry yet keep the perspective balanced.
The wall logo is covered in glossy undulated handmade tiles from Spain matching the counter table. Achieving the right tile level from the wall and counter was a challenge for the team. To manage this, only one person worked on placing up the tiles to ensure right spacing.
“One significant use of material is the cork on floor. The best thing about this material is how soft and yielding it feels. It is something completely different and it is a good insulator which reduce noise from being transmitted throughout the café,” explained Husain Room, co-founder of H2R Design.
Other design features include a ribbed wooden kitchen door and ceiling lights above counter table that have spiral pendants painted on the wall creating a quirky look.
“Brew has been a very personal and soulful project for us. We had the opportunity to make all the decisions from the minute to large scale changes which impassioned us to create a remarkable space that we’re very proud of,” added Room.