The concept was developed from the combination of the words ‘press’ and ‘house’, exploring new materiality and details that would connect to the existing Presshouse brand.
Given the position of the new cafe and the vast amount of natural light, the notion of a garden glasshouse or sun conservatory began to develop. This can be seen from the trellis white structure overhead, delicate brass rings covered with an array of stunning dried flowers and soft grey textured terrazzo tile flooring bringing the outdoors in.
Unapologetically bold and opulent, a large brass counter proudly sits in the centre of the space, drawing people in. The counter is surrounded in warmth through details in the booth seating, tables and chairs. Booth seating in leather look Bonanza, by Zepel, provides much-needed durability and easy clean properties, contrasted with a striking teal velvet backing by Rough from the James Dunlop collection.
A lovely subtle green dining chair upholstery, also in Rough, adds freshness while complementing the teal Presshouse brand colour pallet. Ottomans covered in Mokum La Palma provide a vibrant lift and builds on from the original flower concept while connecting and balancing the two seated areas.
To create layers of intimacy, fullness and calmness, large full height curtains have been specified to mimic the feeling of home and to soften the architecture of the large windows. The beautiful blush linen-look curtains in Lucidity by FR One and is complemented perfectly by the uniquely pink coffee machine that rests on the counter.
Designers: Kelly Rowe, Maken Design & Bridget Taylor, Hellospace
Photography: Kevin Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Contractor: Datum Projects
Rough Chinois Green
Rough Mallard Green
Lucidity Blush FR One