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Basic Coffee
by Office AIO

Office AIO

Office AIO has designed a pink-hued coffee shop in Beijing, which features partitions arranged to frame customers enjoying their drinks.

As Beijing embraces a vibrant tea and coffee culture that offers a great variety of drinks, the design of these shops remain fixated on the open-plan typology to suggest an upbeat and friendly ambience.

Instead of opening up the space, our design takes an alternative approach to take advantage of a limited footprint, creating a sense of intimacy and solitude.

The semi-enclosed spaces contains the craft of coffee-making, channeling the sensory experience between maker and drinkers through a perforated veil.


This project has been longlisted in the small interior category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Designer: Office AIO
Project: Basic Coffee
Read more: Office AIO

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