nendo: starbucks pop up shop
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oct 09, 2012
nendo: starbucks pop up shop


‘starbucks pop-up shop’ by nendo
image © daici ano

japanese studio nendo have conceived the starbucks pop-up shop in tokyo known as the ‘starbucks espresso journey’ where patrons
are able to learn more about lattes, cappuccinos and cafe mochas – or any other caffeinated preference! the space was designed to
reflect a library setting – walls lined with rows upon rows of bookshelves encouraging visitors to freely explore the area.
the books were also specially designed for the cafe via color-coded covers – nine shades each representing a different espresso drink.

customers are able to browse the literature and choose the beverage that best suits them and then at the counter a book is able to be
traded in for an actual coffee – where they are asked to retain the information that informs them about their choice.

the reverse of the book cover has a perforated insert the shape of tall or short starbucks tumbler which can be used in an initiative
known as ‘starbucks create your own tumbler’. the concept for the pop-up shop was informed by the relationship between reading
and enjoying a cup of coffee – fusing the two pleasures to create an interactive cafe experience.


the space was designed to reflect a library setting
image © daici ano

 

 

 


visitors are encouraged to freely explore the area
image © daici ano

 

 

 


the books were also specially designed for the cafe via color-coded covers
image © daici ano

 

 

 


the books were also specially designed for the cafe via color-coded covers representing each coffee type
images © hiroshi iwasaki

 

 

 


the exterior of the cafe
image © daici ano

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