DESIGN : Studio Akkerhuis
CLIENT : Lebkov&Sons
In continuity with the previous cafés, the new location is conceived as a kitchen-living space where customers and baristas share the same table designed to rest and enjoy a meal, as well as to prepare good coffee. This is the idea Studio Akkerhuis developed together with the owner of Lebkov & Sons for the new brand identity.
This ‘sharing mix’ is also well represented by the Lebkov pattern where black squares mix with light coloured squares. Previously designed with small tiles, the pattern has been reinvented using an innovative material, WOOD-SKIN, wooden panels with engraved patterns able to give organic shapes to covered objects. The black-and-wood cladding confers uniformity to space and creates surprising movements to the furniture and walls.
The iconic Lebkov pattern is also present – at a different scale – in the open storage: a modular steel structure where fresh products and coffee beans are displayed in shelves and boxes realized by folded WOOD-SKIN square modules that can be freely placed into the steel frames.
Wood, concrete and steel combined with a discreet lighting design radiate warmth, authenticity, and unity. The mix of materials creates a comfortable and welcoming environment, truly a special ‘third place’ for everyone to enjoy.
PHOTO CREDITS: Ronald Smits Photography