Kava & Chai is a homegrown specialty coffeehouse in Dubai that projects Arab culture and traditions surrounding tea and coffee in a positive and intimate way. The client wanted to re-brand the interior design for their new locations but still keeping the identity and the soul of the brand.
This 376 sq.ft specialty coffeehouse is located at Mall of the Emirates in a very prime location with expected high traffic demands. And because designing a very tight space is a big challenge, we considered parametric design in generating the overall concept. The intelligence to our design of exploring the possibilities surprises us in the discovery of unimagined outcomes generated by our creation.
The focal point of the design are the tubes installation and globe lights. It has a bold element that creates a ceiling statement. The whole inspiration came from the Arabica tree and clusters of coffee beans. To add a layer of a graphic element, we laid a leaf pattern that promotes the Branding identity.
Creating this inviting space gives a clearer picture of color palettes taking on a distinctly edgier tone. Teals are warming up spaces across the interior design industry especially in F&B. It provides depth and an alternative to white walls that have dominated trends in recent times. Together with the customized globe lights that emit a natural glow, the chosen materials create a mesmerizing visual effect, improving the ambiance of a small space.
4SPACE have created a successful narrative from the brands’ history and turned an empty space into a more productive and deliciously instagrammable worthy place for coffee and tea lovers.