Ground Up Espresso
In November 2014, I worked on the new fit-out for a top cafe in town. Designing and building it all myself, everything from the lighting, walls and old factory passes to the main counter, table numbers and stools.
The main counter was the biggest feature in the room, using 2000 recycled wooden diamonds in a repeated pattern creates a beautiful tessellation. The idea arose from a friends tiled bathroom from the 80’s.
3 old factory windows were redesigned and welded together with added shelves to create the new kitchen passes.
This indoor planter box came from one of those crazy nights spent in the studio. After working on the outdoor planters, I had been wanting an indoor one for the beautiful strelitzia nicolai. About 6 months earlier I had picked up this bed side table from the side of the road. With it staring at me while I pondered over a few days it dawned on me how cute this wood look as a pot on the legs with little wheels to make it easily moveable. And Wala!
I love natural organic elements especially as lighting, I hunted for hours out driving around trying to find these tumbleweeds. Only when I actually wanted to use one did they all go hiding. The shadows these create are simply stunning.
With the cafe using uno cards since they began it was only right to keep them as their table numbers. Instead of those card holders that are seen at every cafe I made these simple metal bases and decoupaged them with personalized vintage comics and the old cards. I love them!