With three successful sites already up and running, Urban Baristas asked B3 Designers to work on their flagship coffee shop design in Queensway.
The brief was to draw inspiration from Ibizan and Scandinavian freshness to create their 90 sqm flagship store. This would be a coffee shop-come-brunch hub – serving smoothies, cakes and pastries by day. Transitioning into a casual bar by night. The design would be key to helping the transition between the two.
The flagship site needed to be in keeping with the style of the existing sites. A fresh and contemporary aesthetic, simple finishes such as minimalistic furniture, whilst also having that extra little hint of charisma.
Key features in the space include the main service bar. With its overbar gantry displaying the menus on offer with a bespoke handmade ceramic-tiled bar front.
The real terracotta tile feature wall and bold jade green painted accent walls inject a pop of colour. Complementary to the natural planting hung from a raft running centrally throughout the entire lower level and interspersed with rattan pendant lights.
Initially one level, they raised the floor at the back of the coffee shop. This was to enlarge the rear area and transform into a seating area with lounge furniture. Surrounded by lush greenery to create the feel of an indoor garden. They utilised the existing skylights to enhance the existing feature.
Bricks from the existing back wall were removed. Aiming to create an even more intimate space when transitioned into a stunning evening bar.
The existing openings through to the back are filled with shelving full of an abundance of plant pots. This was to create a green focal view throughout.
Brass detail, blonde timber fins and white tongue and groove cladding throughout the space adds interest, keeping the feeling of that calm, modern Scandinavian / Ibizan beach bar present.