As the cafe was based in a Bardoli, Gujarat a satellite town where scrap can be found in abundance, the team of architects from The Company of Design came up with an idea to design a “contextually responsive environment” by using scrap.
The existing long wall in the cafe was stripped off its plaster and kept as an exposed brick wall with minimum finishing layers. It also acts as a backdrop for the coffee counter while the other walls are finished with grey textured paint. The dark space is lit by a series of Edison light globes which are suspended above the counter.
The unusual geometrical twists of the GI pipes wind up creating a merchandise display rack, bottle storage, lighting fixture and support for furniture as well. Consistent use of the colours white, brown and blue brings certain calmness between the otherwise fairly random placed elements.
The design and material palette were manipulated carefully to echo the site’s narrative while maintaining Coffee Culture’s branding strategy as a young and trendy company which evolveswith time and place.
Text Compiled By Anindita Ganguly