Purple Llama Coffee & Record Shop

Purple Llama Coffee & Record Shop

Architect
Wheeler Kearns Architects
Location
Chicago, IL, USA | View Map
Project Year
2017
Category
Shops

Bars
Tom Harris

Purple Llama Coffee & Record Shop

Wheeler Kearns Architects as Architects

Located in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood, Purple Llama Coffee & Records Shop transformed an empty 1,000 square foot. retail space into a place to enjoy music, coffee, and community.

 

Inside, a main service bar undulates through the middle of the cafe. Dark, faceted, and heavy, the service bar anchors the space and contrasts with the lightness of the walls and ceiling. Behind, a meandering wood finished wall provides hidden storage, merchandise displays, and leads visitors back to the "records vault” where customers can shop through an eclectic selection of curated records and additional merchandise.

 

The main space is flooded with light through a large bifolding glass door. These doors are kept open during the warmer months, opening up the inside to the large outdoor patio enclosed by custom-built planters and greenery.

 

Surface mounted can lights above the front bar provide even lighting for customers and employees while the hidden cove light at the back bar reflects off the white solid surface void to draw attention to the interior from the street. In addition, the space makes use of neon lighting in the cafe’s color and logo, providing a punch of color visible, day or night.

 

Material Used :
1. Acuity – General Lighting – Juno Downlight Cylinder
2. Armstrong – Acoustic Ceiling Panel – Tectum Panel
3. Corian – Solid Surface Counters – Custom Counter
4. Emeco – Chairs – Philipe Starck Broom Chair

Project Credits
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Solid Surface Counters – Custom CounterCORIAN® Design
Acoustic Ceiling Panel – Tectum PanelArmstrong Ceiling Solutions
General Lighting – Juno Downlight CylinderAcuity Brands
Chairs – Philipe Starck Broom ChairEmeco
Product Spec Sheet
Solid Surface Counters – Custom Counter
Acoustic Ceiling Panel – Tectum Panel
General Lighting – Juno Downlight Cylinder
Chairs – Philipe Starck Broom Chair
by Emeco
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