The owners of Cafe Blanca, an independent coffee shop in the Eau Claire area of Calgary, wanted to create a space that would become a gathering spot for local artists, designers and musicians. The cafe is zoned into 3 areas: central high seating area, a low casual area with cushions and benches for longer stays and a more private room for those who wanted space to work or host a private function.
The casual seating area converts into a stage for bands and other performances by a series of hinged millwork pieces that can be moved to cater to the performers and audience. A hand-made coffee cup sculpture is suspended prominently in the heart of the cafe adding whimsy and also sound absorption to combat the open-ceiling.
The main coffee counter features the production of Cafe Blanca’s signature offering: siphon-brewed coffee. They are the only cafe in the city to offer this alongside freshly made in-house meals and pastries.
All wall graphics, signage and menus were designed by Gritt Media and cafe aprons and coffee cup sculpture were designed and fabricated by Studio Presber.
Interior Design, Ceiling Sculpture, Aprons
Retail, Fashion, Installation Art, Retail, Collaboration