Wood pegboards wrap partitions of Mexico’s Negro Blanco Café by Estudio Yeye

Design agency Estudio Yeye used a restricted palette of colors and supplies to create a “easy and environment friendly” design for a restaurant that serves up Mexican espresso.

The Negro Blanco Café, or Black White Espresso, is situated in Chihuahua Metropolis in northwestern Mexico. The cafe specialises in providing award-winning espresso grown on farms within the nation, from Veracruz to Chiapas.

The cafe’s identify was impressed by the widespread substances within the drinks its serves – water, milk and roasted espresso beans. These components additionally knowledgeable the store’s inside design and graphics, which have been created by Estudio Yeye, an area multidisciplinary agency.

Negro Blanco Cafe by Estudio Yeye in Chihuahua, Mexico


Whereas conceiving the venture – which had a restricted finances – the studio’s purpose was to create an “important and honest model” with none gimmicks.

“Our graphic system and inside design are easy and environment friendly, in order that the protagonist is espresso always,” mentioned the workforce in a venture description.

Negro Blanco Cafe by Estudio Yeye in Chihuahua, Mexico

The pared-down aesthetic is utilized each inside and outside. The road-facing facade consists of gray and white surfaces, with the cafe’s identify spelled out in small black letters. The decrease portion of the outside is lined with a concrete bench and planters with spiky ferns.

Negro Blanco Cafe by Estudio Yeye in Chihuahua, Mexico

Guests cross by way of a glazed door and step right into a single room divided into two zones – one for purchasers and one for drink preparation. The workforce used a restrained palette of colors and supplies, together with concrete flooring, white furnishings and a black-painted ceiling.

Negro Blanco Cafe by Estudio Yeye in Chihuahua, Mexico

Perforated partitions made from blonde wooden are the store’s most distinctive function. The pegboards have a purposeful function, as they permit signage and different components to be moved round as wanted.

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Visually talking, the infinite rows of evenly spaced holes lend a way of managed rhythm to the area. Additionally they are supposed to evoke the “empathetic facet of the actions round espresso”, the designers mentioned.

Negro Blanco Cafe by Estudio Yeye in Chihuahua, Mexico

The round geometry is seen in different elements within the cafe, comparable to a disk-shaped mild fixture affixed to at least one wall. Within the centre of the store is a black high-top desk assist up by columns anchored to the ceiling.

The desk is surrounded by rounded bar stools, the place friends can sit and style several types of espresso.

Negro Blanco Cafe by Estudio Yeye in Chihuahua, Mexico

The design workforce notes that Negro Blanco Café is especially distinctive due to its deal with espresso grown in Mexico. In Chihuahua Metropolis and elsewhere, outlets usually peddle meals and merchandise from different international locations.

“In Mexico, as in different third world international locations in Latin America, fixing business area is a problem because of the financial scenario and the proliferation of international investments,” the workforce mentioned.

Negro Blanco Cafe by Estudio Yeye in Chihuahua, Mexico

The workforce hopes their design will assist attract new kinds of prospects and elevate the notion of Mexican espresso, in order that it will probably “be aggressive in opposition to international manufacturers”.

Like many locations on the earth, Mexico has a vibrant espresso tradition. Different cafes within the nation embrace the Futura-designed Motín cafe, which options splashes of pink and blue, and a Tierra Garat coffeehouse by Esrawe Studio that has exterior partitions clad in angled clay tiles.

Pictures is by Orlando Portillo.

Challenge credit:

Inside design and graphic design: Yeye Design
Challenge chief: Orlando Portillo
Challenge workforce: Karina Ortiz, Natalia Jasso, Orlando Portillo

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