“D’Espresso” Upside-down Cafe Looks Like a Library Flipped On Its Side, by Nemaworkshop
Designer Anurag Nema and his team at nemaworkshop created the design of the new Manhattan coffeeshop D’Espresso.
The team of designers flipped the library on its side to create the decoration of the walls. It’s a bit disorientating, but that is the idea. The designers took their inspiration from the famous space-station stewardess scene from 2001.
The focus on books nods to the coffee shop location just a block from the New York Public Library. The “books” are actually tiles printed with sepia-toned photos of bookshelves, including the floor, walls and ceiling.
The “floor” is the left-hand wall with a dark hardwood herringbone pattern. The banquette almost looks like a couch that could be resting on that floor.
To the right, the globe lighting is actually affixed horizontally, giving to gravity its own rules in the room.
A smart concept to get the new chain stated, its characteristics can be adapted to new locations and there are no limits with flipping things upside down or on their side.