Articles tagged Café

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Can referential hospitality interiors help keep local history accessible?

Olomouc, Czech Republic – You'll find a fabric fresco, halo-shaped lighting, pew-inspired furnishings and the Virgin Mary in this Czech café neighboured by a historic baroque chapel.

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This Paris café’s pared-down interiors make for a transparent hospitality experience

Paris – Minnaërt Studio's bright, sparse interiors for Paris coffee shop and roastery Back in Black place all attention on food-and-beverage artisanship.

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Why a designer opted for virtual, not natural, escapism in this Russian café

Rostov-on-Don, Russia – Visitors to Rostov-on-Don’s AND Y space are able to momentarily transcend realities, thanks to Eduard Eremchuk’s employ of bold technological and visual …

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How two South Korean designers are responding to their nation’s ‘loss of culture and tradition’

Seoul – Even though Seoul’s Café Oriente is a celebration of traditional Korean beauty, Labotory finds a way to make the intimate space resonate with contemporary-minded visitors.

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Intelligentsia stays smart about hyperlocality as it expands across the US

Los Angeles – For the American coffee company's fourth LA location in Hollywood, Standard designed a space with unmistakable Angeleno identity.

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We’ve seen child-centric hospitality grow up in China. It’s maturing in Russia, too

Moscow – A Moscow café by Sundukovy Sisters indicates the widening demand for children’s spaces that appeal to parents as well.

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Openings: Hospitality spaces from the likes of Saint Laurent, W Hotels and Ladurée

Our latest Openings list highlights ‘70s-inspired hotels and the increasing number of fashion brands adding food and drink spaces to their offer. 

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New category alert: this is what a premium children’s café in China looks like

Dalian, China – Designed by Wutopia Lab, this café for children in the Chinese city of Dalian mixes fun, socialization and physical expression in a cloud-like environment.

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A Ukrainian café serves light food in an environment of light metal

Kiev – AKZ Architectura turned a tight Soviet-era apartment in Kiev into a breezy, light-filled space for a new health-food café called Bowl.

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How to create less constricting cafés? Design them like they're open markets

Changzhou, China – Dongqi Architects modelled the layout of Changzhou’s C.F. Café after an open market, to achieve a more dynamic visitor experience.

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Openings: Global hospitality projects from Starbucks, Fendi and more

The second installment in our Opening series focuses on the hospitality sector, with a group of new need-to-know cafés, restaurants and hotels.

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Cat cafés aren’t just about Insta-likes: they’re designed to provide health benefits, too

Guangzhou – Meow Restaurant, a new cat café in Guangzhou, was designed by E Studio with attention to human and feline welfare.