Café Stripe

 

 
 

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. 

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’.

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

 

 

Location: Toronto, ON
Year: 2016

Elevation and plan

 

Café bar and seating

 

Café bar and movable furniture

 

Café in use

 

Café in use

 

Concept models

 

Floor tape pattern

 

Stripe pattern configuration testing

 

 

Wall & floor installation

 

photos from Instagram

 

 

 

 

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