Ras Al Khaimah’s minimalist Hoof cafe is designed to recall horse stalls

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Sinks that appear like water troughs and rustic plaster partitions function inside this spartan UAE cafe just lately accomplished by design studio Bone.

Positioned in Ras Al Khaimah, the UAE’s northernmost emirate, Hoof is a 115-square-metre cafe described by Bone as “a brutalist reinterpretation of countryside equine structure”.

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The younger design studio, which has beforehand accomplished one other cafe in Dubai, was commissioned to design the inside of Hoof by three pals who’ve a shared ardour for horses, present leaping and specialty espresso.

It was the purchasers’ love of horses that prompted Bone Studio to discover the minimal design of horse stalls.

“[A horse stall’s] minimal design and proportions suffice to offer the horse with naked requirements, no extra, no much less,” defined the studio.

Hoof cafe designed by BoneHoof cafe designed by Bone

This has been translated into the minimalist design of the cafe, which is sparsely furnished with stainless-steel and lime-washed fixtures.

Blocky hand-brushed metal counters have been damaged as much as spotlight completely different parts of the coffee-making course of.

Slender sinks have been fitted with stainless-steel faucets which can be in a position to serve each the baristas and clients, mimicking the development of horse water-troughs.

Hoof cafe designed by BoneHoof cafe designed by Bone

To offset the economic really feel of the metal, the studio used tactile finishes and muted, heat colors elsewhere within the area.

Perpendicular banquettes completed in lime face both facet of the bar, whereas the partitions and ceiling are lined in rustic, clay-straw plaster.

Supplies which can be extra usually utilized in outside settings, like semi-exposed mixture concrete – a kind of ornamental concrete  – had been utilized to the cafe’s ground.

Hoof cafe designed by BoneHoof cafe designed by Bone

Woven wool cushions from Swedish textile model Astrid have been scattered throughout the banquettes as decor. Fluted-glass wall lights by Lebanese model PS Lab additionally dot the clay partitions, becoming a member of the recessed spotlights by Flos throughout the ceiling.

Concrete and terrazzo furnishings function in Ritz&Ghougassian’s minimal cafe inside

“[Hoof] immerses one in an surroundings that by means of its delicate spatial planning, minimalistic structure, earthy materiality, and detailed development strategies will make one really feel acquainted but intrigued by the implicit but daring reinterpretation of a horse secure,” added the studio.

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Bone is not the one studio to finish a restaurant with a minimalist aesthetic – again in 2017, Ritz&Ghougassian used a restrained materials palette of concrete and terrazzo to create Melbourne’s pared-back Penta cafe.

Nendo additionally added stepped seating and brass tables to the in any other case easy inside of the % Arabica espresso store in Kuwait.




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