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Source: Vietnam Sourcing News

Various Associates has designed a cafe and cocktail bar in Shenzhen, China, which is lined with wood cladding and furnishings to emulate a small cozy cabin.

The 75-square-metre cafe, which nestles amongst places of work and residence buildings, was commissioned by a bunch of younger locals to supply the neighborhood respite from fast-paced metropolis life.

Shenzhen studio Various Associates used wooden as the first materials for the cafe to distinction with its concrete environment, serving to to determine the cafe as a sanctuary.

The exterior of C2 Cafe & Bar by Various Associates in Shenzhen, China
Prime picture: it’s meant to evoke a cabin. Above: the C2 Cafe & Bar is lined with wooden.

“[The client] needed to create an acceptable, semi-private place with a singular model for primarily younger folks, in addition to construct a brand new model for his or her cocktail and low bar with informal eating,” the studio advised Dezeen.

“Our idea is a ‘cabin within the metropolis’, so the supplies are heat and lightweight colors, so as to create a cottage-like area.”

Outdoor seating for C2 Cafe & Bar by Various Associates in Shenzhen, China
Outside seating is sheltered by an overhanging wood roof

Exterior, the cafe is distinguished by massive wood panels and signage, teamed with black-painted partitions that complement the adjoining buildings.

A wood-lined, overhanging roof adorned with spherical lights is used to shelter an outside seating space that wraps across the cafe.

The entrance to C2 Cafe & Bar by Various Associates in Shenzhen, China
Wooden additionally traces the interiors of the cafe

Regardless of the small dimension of the cafe, Numerous Associates managed to include a kitchen, bar counter, public seating space and personal eating room inside.

These areas are united by a sloping, gridded ceiling, into which a sequence of mirrors and round lights are slotted.

The main cafe area of C2 Cafe & Bar by Various Associates in Shenzhen, China
It’s brightened with gray upholstery and yellow tabletops

The gridded ceiling is linked to the overhanging roof and meant to assist blur the boundary with the surface.

Every room can also be stuffed with wood furnishings to proceed the cosy, cabin theme, and assist join the cafe’s interiors to its exterior even additional.

The bar inside C2 Cafe & Bar by Various Associates in Shenzhen, China
A metallic artwork set up hangs over the bar

Among the many wood furnishings are wall panels, the bar counter and chairs, alongside a sequence of smaller round tables and curved seats.Related storyVarious Associates designs Voisin Organique restaurant to resemble a gloomy valley

These are set towards a terracotta tiled flooring and teamed with yellow-painted desk tops and parts of gray leather-look upholstery.

The cafe is full with a futuristic, silver artwork set up that hangs over the bar, designed to mirror the cafe’s environment and create “a micro world” inside.

Wooden detailing inside C2 Cafe & Bar by Various Associates in Shenzhen, China
Spherical lighting options all through

Numerous Associates is an structure studio primarily based in Shenzhen, which was based in 2017 by Dongzi Yang and Qianyi Lin. Elsewhere in Shenzhen, the studio designed the Voisin Organique restaurant to resemble a depressing valley.

The studio additionally not too long ago accomplished the SND Boutique, a monochromatic retail area in Chongqing, which was shortlisted for the Dezeen Awards in 2019.

Pictures is by Feng Shao.


Undertaking credit:

Architect: Numerous Associates
Undertaking chief: Q Lin
Design group: Dongzi Yang, Shiqi Li