Custom-made furniture takes centre stage in Ozone’s second London roastery

Coffee roaster Ozone has opened a new space inside an east London warehouse, featuring plywood interiors by local studio Box 9. Box 9 has created custom tables and bench seating to complement the bright and airy aesthetic of the restaurant and roastery. Located in Bethnal Green, it is the second venue that New Zealand-based Ozone has […]

Izumi’s latest Copenhagen restaurant is designed to reflect its Nordic-Japanese menu

Pan-Projects and Mok Architects drew upon Nordic and Japanese aesthetics to design this restaurant in Copenhagen, which features oak surfaces, translucent screens and paper lanterns. Izumi is a Danish restaurant chain, which serves Japanese food with Nordic influences. Its latest outlet occupies a busy street corner in Copenhagen’s northern suburb of Charlottenlund. The 120-square-metre restaurant […]

Chybik + Kristof stack wooden balconies inside Czech Republic’s House of Wine

Curved wood-panelled volumes designed to recall traditional Moravian wine cellars are stacked up in this Czech wine bar to create intimate tasting rooms. Located in Znojmo, a walled town in the Czech Republic’s winemaking region of Moravia, House of Wine is a wine bar and tasting rooms designed by Czech architects Chybik + Kristof. The […]

New Practice Studio infuses Manhattan tea house with natural materials and Asian motifs

White quartz, Venetian plaster and various types of wood feature in this bright and airy tea shop, designed by architecture firm New Practice Studio. The tea house, called Sage Collective, is located on the ground floor of a student dormitory in New York’s Nolita district. The 1,600-square-foot (150-square-metre), rectangular space was formerly occupied by a […]

Dark oak and aged copper create cosy atmosphere in Samara bistro by Mutuus Studio

Architecture practice Mutuus Studio used rustic materials and earth tones to create a “sense of timelessness and comfort” within a Seattle farm-to-table restaurant. Samara is located in a two-storey, 1920s building in the city’s Sunset Hill district. The eatery is named after a wing-shaped seed pod found on various trees, including elms and maples. The […]

Cow-print tiles and Tetris-style orange furniture feature in Russian cafe

Russian architect Eduard Eremchuk used Tetris-like orange modular furniture on wheels to solve the problem of limited space in a tiled cafe in Rostov-on-Don. And Y cafe is on a square next to the Don State Public Library in the city in southern Russia. With lots of universities in the area, the owner of And […]

Moroccan carpets line walls of Warsaw’s Aura cocktail bar

Heavy patterned carpets from Morocco and brass fixtures merge to form the rich interior of this cocktail bar in Warsaw, designed by architect Kacper Gronkiewicz. Set on the ground floor of a former tenement house that was built in the 19th century, Aura is in a small corner plot in Warsaw’s downtown Śródmieście Południowe neighbourhood. […]

West Village cookie shop decorated with palette of “biscuit beiges and chocolate browns”

US studio The New Design Project has decorated this West Village cookie shop with speckled terrazzo, beige tiles and creamy walls to reference the baked goods for sale. The Brooklyn studio was enlisted to design the Chip Cookies and Cream shop on Bleecker Street in Manhattan, following its completion of the first shop in Astoria, […]

Oscar Niemeyer’s Tea House in Brasília gets refresh by Bloco Arquitetos and Equipe Lamas

Design firms Bloco Arquitetos and Equipe Lamas used a mix of warm and cool materials in their refurbishment of a visitor centre in Brasília, designed by the late architect Oscar Niemeyer in the 1970s. The project, called the Revitalisation of Oscar Niemeyer’s Tea House, is located in the planned city of Brasília, which is the […]

Basic Coffee in Beijing is designed to be “like a live advertisement”

Design studio Office AIO has arranged partitions inside this pink-hued Beijing coffee shop to frame vignettes of customers enjoying their hot drinks. Set within a co-working space in Beijing’s Xian Yu Kou neighbourhood, Basic Coffee has been designed by locally-based Office AIO to spotlight the “orchestrated movements” of drinking coffee. “Like a live advertisement, these […]

China’s Lolly-Laputan cafe is designed to be an educational “fairyland” cafe for kids

A drawing of an imaginary fairyland was Wutopia Lab‘s starting point for the design of this kids cafe, which is located in Dalian, China. Featuring a host of learn-play areas and whimsical decor details, the 580-square-metre Lolly-Laputan cafe is described by Wutopia Lab as “the first educational family restaurant in China”. “One morning my daughter […]

Oursin restaurant by Simon Porte Jacquemus is designed to “perpetuate summer”

Whitewashed walls, colourful ceramics and rattan furnishings help channel sunny climes inside this Parisian restaurant, designed by the eponymous owner of cult French fashion label Jacquemus. Simon Porte Jacquemus – with the help of hospitality-focused Caviar Kaspia Group – has designed Oursin to recall “the eternal summery beauty of the optical white house shimmering along […]

Pierre Yovanovitch opts for salmon pink in revamp of London restaurant

Salmon-coloured surfaces, curved furnishings and a cooking-themed wall mural appear inside high-end restaurant Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, which has been recently refreshed by Pierre Yovanovitch. The restaurant is located in London’s Mayfair neighbourhood, set within luxury hotel The Connaught. To mark its 10-year anniversary, French designer Pierre Yovanovitch was tasked with overhauling the dining […]

Public Records in historic Brooklyn building pairs vegan cafe with nightclub

Shane Davis and partners have overhauled an industrial building in Brooklyn‘s Gowanus area into a spot that functions as a vegan cafe by day, and a bar and restaurant, complete with a nightclub, after dark. Located at the tip of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, Public Records is the brainchild of musician Francis Harris and […]

Ukraine’s “100 years ago in the future” restaurant combines past and present

Balbek Bureau has designed the interiors of a restaurant in Kiev that incorporates traditional Ukrainian forms, materials and colours in a contemporary way. Called 100 Rokiv Tomu Vpered, which translates from Ukrainian as “100 years ago in the future”, the restaurant has a menu featuring modern updates on traditional Ukrainian dishes. Kiev-based Balbek Bureau said that it wanted […]

Greenery spills over chunky concrete beams in Lima’s Statera Restaurant

A rooftop garden and concrete beams filled with green vegetation are among the features of this restaurant in Lima designed by local firm MD 27 Architects. Statera Restaurant is located on La Mar Avenue in Peru’s capital city, an area that is praised for its gastronomy. Statera is a Latin word that translates to “equilibrium and […]

Sydney’s Chica Bonita restaurant evades “over-the-top” colours

Terracotta-coloured surfaces and step-like decor features appear inside this Mexican restaurant in Sydney, which Studio Gram has designed to steer away from cultural cliches. Serving up a mix of tacos and cocktails, Chica Bonita has been designed by Studio Gram to celebrate Mexican culture while avoiding the “over-the-top and over-saturated colour palette” that has become […]

SuperLimão creates sunken taproom and beer garden for Brazilian brewery

Gabion walls, laminated wood and concrete were used to form this cave-like beer hall in southeastern Brazil, which was designed by SuperLimão Studio to minimise energy usage. Toca do Urso – the Portuguese term for “bear lair” – is located in Ribeirão Preto, a city in southeastern Brazil with a hot climate. The project entailed […]

Hoggs & Lamb recreates features of ancient Babylon in Sydney restaurant

Recessed arches, free-standing stone plinths and hanging rooftop plants are designed to recall the ancient ruins of Babylon inside a restaurant and bar in Sydney. The restaurant, which takes its name from the city of Babylon, is located on the rooftop floor of Westfield shopping centre. Hogg & Lamb designed it with numerous arches and niches from travertine and natural […]

Blue trim and terracotta tiles enliven Vancouver tapas joint by Ste Marie

Vancouver studio Ste Marie has designed a cafe in the city wrapped in tiles as a riff on cosy, compact Spanish tapas bars. The local design studio modelled the eatery Como Taperia on Spain’s “standing-room-only” tapas bars in places like Barcelona’s lively Poble Sec neighbourhood and Madrid’s La Latina district. “At Como, our goal was […]

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