Café Stripe

View of open seating area

Denegri Bessai Studio was invited by the Interior Design Show (IDS) to design its Central Lounge/Café for 2016 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. Inspired by the optical art movement, Café Stripe is an immersive composition of lines and stripes. The pattern unifies each of the free floating café elements, bar, chairs, tables, couch, and privacy guard into a single design concept.

Simple, yet visually stunning, the Café Stripe offered a great vantage point to enjo the keynote speakers and relax during the show.

Elevation, Plan

Café bar and seating

Café bar and movable furniture

Café in use

Café in use

The original conceptual design included sculptural tower elements made from flexible and light-weight engineered materials, which would act as 3-dimensional embodiments of the stripes. The towers, made from GFRP Rods, each contained a lighting element suggestive of a lamp shape. The towers defined a series of ‘rooms’.

Concept models

Floor taping pattern

Stripe pattern configuration testing

Wall & floor installation

Tape, millwork…

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Location: Toronto, ON
Year: 2016