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Daniel’s Cafe & Bistro

Ilkley, West Yorkshire, Great Britain
Author: arch. Adriana Popa / Adriana Popa Birou Individual de Arhitectura
Collaborators: implementare - Atelier Moldoveanu
foto - Flaviu Pop

Authors’ Comment

Daniel's Cafe&Bistro developes in a small and intimate space at the groundfloor of a corner 19th century typical English row house, on the main street of a small town, 17miles away from Leeds. The project represents a small business started by a Romanian family in England. As the building is included in the protected heritage of the city, the refurbishment concept has led to minimal interventions and the need to create a contemporary and welcoming ambient in a authentic space. The original brick walls and fireplace were revealed, the finishes replaced, but the real challenge consisted in designing carefully the furniture for this small place in order it to cover all the functional needs. The Chesterfield couch, the ceramic tiles, the English newspaper wallpaper were completed with industrial design and reinterpreted vintage design elements. Transparent metal mesh panels separate the different functional areas but the whole area is still seen as an open-space. Chalkboard niches were designed for flexible menu listing, but also to express the customers' free imagination, instigating them to play and relax.

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