Non Art Cafe
Location : Vadodara, Gujarat
Carpet Area : 2750 Sqft
Completion Year : 2017
Design Team : Niel Parekh, Pooja Shah
Picture Courtesy : Ishita Sitwala (The Fishy Project)
The Cafe is intended to create a spatial narrative that marries with the brand ‘Coffee Culture’s’ ethos: imbibing the regional culture, tradition and history into each of their new outlets, which makes each one of them unique and playful.This particular outlet is based in Vadodara Gujarat which a city famous for its art inclination and heritage. Responding to the context, we started with the idea ‘not’ to design an art cafe but to create surfaces which would act as platform to showcase art in an ever changing manner, keeping the space perennially dynamic. Elements such as : triangulated multifaceted metal ceiling wherein varied art installations can be suspended, an unfolding exposed brick wall which allows seamless transition from one space to another.
The spaces evolve according to the trends running through the city, making it an ever changing timeless place. All the outlets are different from one another, but there is a Piet Mondrian inspired metal framing which connects them all.