Nut-coloured partitions and bronze mirrors function within the two-tone Buddy Buddy cafe in Brussels, which serves up speciality espresso and nut butters which are made on website.
Designed by Amsterdam studio Hop, the 70-square-metre Buddy Buddy cafe is situated on the bottom flooring of the town’s UN Studio-designed Le Toison d’Or constructing.
The house owners, who additionally run one other in style cafe within the metropolis, make their very own number of nut butters on website, that are served within the cafe on toast and alongside different components.
To have a good time the truth that Buddy Buddy is each a restaurant and nut butter atelier, the designers determined to create a two-tone inside.
The curved counter and excessive seating areas that line the again half of the area and are completed in heat, nut-inspired colors together with a metallic crimson paint.
The opposite half of the area, nearest to the window, homes low seating areas and is completed in heat, milky-white colors that complement the constructing’s gray facade.
The 2-tone impact is utilized to the partitions flooring and ceiling to create a pointy distinction. Hop describes the zone in the course of the cafe the place the 2 colors meet as a “free zone” the place clients can “wait, wander, linger, go searching or take selfies”.
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“The materialisation of the inside of Buddy Buddy performs a key function within the design,” mentioned Hop. “Each little element throughout the inside of Buddy Buddy is rigorously thought out and enhances the colorful character of the house owners and the tasty expertise of their nut butters.”
Nearly the entire fastened furnishings within the cafe is constructed from customized powder coated metal components whereas the ground and repair counter are completed with a vibrant mortex coating.
Massive bronze mirrors have been put in to create depth within the compact area.
The metal again wall was constructed up out of huge and heavy components that have been prefabricated within the Netherlands and constructed on website by a group of workers.
The playful and vibrant photos that function throughout Buddy Buddy’s packaging and equipment have been designed by branding firm ByFutura.
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Images is by Michael Cerrone.