Espresso Alchemy Nina Tower
Metagram

Daylight drenched cafe dining in Tsuen Wan

Metagram as Interior Designer

The concept for the cafe was inspired by the rich red-brown colors of coffee crema. Using a white base to create an atmosphere of lightness and to reflect in maximum daylight, we used a selection of red toned materials, each with a unique quality to express different elements of the architecture.

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The most visible event, the bar bench, positioned parallel to the mall corridor gives the frontage impetus and provides a strong visual edge to define the space. Clad in triangular terra-cotta pigmented concrete tiles with distinct three dimensional fluting, the dynamic material breaks down the monolith into a play of pattern and geometry.

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Metagram

The working surface, a carefully selected terrazzo, features shards of red marble; the material clads other spatial volumes providing a visual link.

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Metagram

Smokey red glass and antique mirror creates a product shelf built against the longest wall, providing a backdrop with ephemeral qualities and widening the appearance of the space. Glass at the store entry  boldly frames a raw copper logo.

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The floor, predominantly white is comprised of diamond mosaics with red grout; the oxidized iron pendant lights are suspended from “V” shape cords,both echoing geometric undertones. The ceiling is framed by a gypsum bulkhead which conceals the services whilst retaining ceiling height.

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Metagram

 

Finally, a compact arrangement of 35 white tables and chairs offer three modes of seating, fulfilling the commercial brief and providing a dynamic environment for patrons. The banquette base and a pair of fiddle figs add a splash of green, grounding the design.

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Project Credits
Interior Designer
Lighting Designer
Products used in this project
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct name
TilesMutina
Concrete TileKAZA International Ltd
Flutes and Reeds
Product Spec Sheet
Concrete Tile
Flutes and Reeds by KAZA International Ltd
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