we explore concepts for an art wall installation, to incorporate graphic representation of the store within its local community and surrounding context. a subtle backdrop for the active cafe, the art piece provides an opportunity for customers to interact, contribute and add to the ephemeral nature of the space.
a black steel finish to the rear wall of the cafe area provides a strong contrast for the bagel and food display, while openings between the service area and kitchen behind ensures a high level of functionality.
stacks of the stores packaging is used to clad the main service counter, carrying the reference of huff’s branding through to the main interior element.
the remainder of the material palette is restrained to concrete and pale timbers, to provide a neutral backdrop for what will be a highly active space, while placing visual emphasis on the landscape planter box within the centre of the interior.
our studio begins design work for huff bagelry’s new bagel shop and cafe.
with a large interior space, the design begins with a double sided active rear wall, separating the bakery kitchen from the cafe space. a dark finish is selected as a device to draw people into the store, while providing a dramatic back drop for the product display and interactive pass through to the kitchen behind.
within the centre of the cafe space, we develop concepts for a landscape planter box, that helps divide customers into two streams, coffee and bagels, while providing a bar height ledge for those waiting for coffee and take away orders.
reference image sources, left to right, top to bottom : studiofour, peter zumthor, unknown, gregoire de lafforest, mathieu lehanneur