272 Wood Slats Were Used To Create A Sculptural Element Inside This New Coffee Bar


A modern coffee bar with a large wood bar and a sculptural element made from 272 wood slats.

Design agency jones | haydu has shared pictures of The Caffé by Mr. Espresso, a brand new espresso bar in Oakland, California, that options curved birch slats.

A modern coffee bar with a large wood bar and a sculptural element made from 272 wood slats.

The design of the cafe is closely impressed by Italian tradition, utilizing minimalism and distinction, with the designers explaining, “The Italians name the ritual of stepping right into a caffè and having fun with espresso a “pausa” or a pause — a second that permits for reflection and group.”

A modern coffee bar with a large wood bar and a sculptural element made from 272 wood slats.

Inside, the design facilities round this communal ritual. To accommodate quantity of individuals, the bar shouldn’t be merely linear, however sits as an island within the area, and is fabricated from oak from a single tree that fell in Sonoma and was reworked by Evan Shively at Arborica.

A modern coffee bar with a large wood bar and a sculptural element made from 272 wood slats.

Behind the bar, hand-polished copper contrasts with the natural nature of wooden and stone. Overhead, a picket sculptural kind is utilized in a diaphanous method in distinction to the heavy steady oak bar.

A modern coffee bar with a large wood bar and a sculptural element made from 272 wood slats.

Though the shapes and fabrication course of are trendy, it’s a nod to the domes and arcades of the Renaissance and Baroque intervals.

A modern coffee bar with a large wood bar and a sculptural element made from 272 wood slats.

The sculpture consists of 272 slats fashioned from a complete of 528 items, all fabricated from birch plywood, CNC’d, designed, and laid out to decrease waste.

A modern coffee bar with a large wood bar and a sculptural element made from 272 wood slats.

Each slat is roughly 12’ in size, 2” vast tapering to ¾”, and weighing roughly two kilos. Prototypes had been made and examined on the architect’s workplace.

A modern coffee bar with a large wood bar and a sculptural element made from 272 wood slats.

The ultimate slats had been assembled, glued, and stained by the architects on the shopper’s warehouse.

A modern coffee bar with a large wood bar and a sculptural element made from 272 wood slats.

Many completely different staining processes had been examined for the items. The ultimate stain was achieved with Ethiopian Shantawene espresso, brewed fairly sturdy, and moist utilized. Once dry, the slats had been then hand-rubbed with beeswax.

A modern coffee bar with a large wood bar and a sculptural element made from 272 wood slats.
A modern coffee bar with a large wood bar and a sculptural element made from 272 wood slats.
A modern coffee bar with a large wood bar and a sculptural element made from 272 wood slats.
Photography by Matthew Millman | Interior Design: jones | haydu – Design Team – Hulett Jones (Principal), Paul Haydu (Principal), Grace Leung (Project Architect and Project Manager)| Contractor: Northern Sun Associates | MEP Engineer: Acies | Graphic design (signage): Bootjack design | Ceiling and wall sculpture, menu board: jones | haydu

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