colonial peruvian house turns into women-led café featuring bespoke furniture

colonial peruvian house turns into women-led café featuring bespoke furniture

estudio soroche transforms PERUVIAN house into café

 

Cusco-based interior design and furniture practice Estudio Soroche transforms an old colonial Peruvian house into a women-led café. Florencia y Fortunata Speciality Coffee, born in Andes, Peru, is a social project and café that works on the visibility and opportunities for women throughout the entire coffee production chain, from origin to cup. The casona was renovated while respecting the Inca foundations of the building, the stone walls and arches, and the carved wooden features, to accommodate a new concept and character. Throughout its design, the project seeks to establish a balance between the original materials of the house and the new elements. At the same time, the studio worked with local artisans and craftsmen to create a bespoke furniture collection to serve the needs of the different consumer experiences within the café.

colonial peruvian house turns into women-led café featuring bespoke furniture
all images by Noma

 

 

coffee counter features a fusion of wood, terazzo and metal

 

The inner patio houses the main area of the cafeteria, where Estudio Soroche incorporated a selection of materials and shapes that would blend in and, at the same time, bring new energy to the building. The colonial balcony was restored, revealing its original wood and carvings and the central Inca wall was given prominence using appropriate lighting. The counter of the café was conceived as the project’s focal point of communication and the main setting for the coffee preparations. The counter is built in two blocks, one clad in solid wood and painted plywood panels and the other with terrazzo and blue-colored metal profiles. The designers define a close and transparent interaction between the barista and the customer by integrating the seating and preparation area. The studio creates an atmosphere that invites visitors to slow down and connect while learning about the regional specialty coffee industry and the project itself. 

colonial peruvian house turns into women-led café featuring bespoke furniture
the rigid architecture of the casona is redefined by the renewed interior

 

 

bespoke furniture answers the needs of the woman-led brand

 

The furniture design combines straight lines and curves, integrating various materials, such as tubular metal profiles, lacquered or natural wood and terrazzo. The whole collection is custom-made to fulfill the women-led project’s needs. The café’s dynamic atmosphere with different consumer experiences and furniture styles in a welcoming space reflects the commitment to change and new ideas that Florencia y Fortunata Speciality Coffee stands for. The studio creates a homelike space where everyone feels welcome, combining the freshness of a young woman-led brand in a building full of history.

colonial peruvian house turns into women-led café featuring bespoke furniture
the whole furniture collection is custom-made to fulfill the women-led project’s needs

colonial peruvian house turns into women-led café featuring bespoke furniture
the furniture design combines straight lines and curves, integrating various materials

colonial peruvian house turns into women-led café featuring bespoke furniture
the funiture features tubular metal profiles, lacquered or natural wood and terrazzo

 

colonial peruvian house turns into women-led café featuring bespoke furniture
the colonial balcony was restored, revealing its original wood and carvings

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the inner patio houses the main area of the cafeteria

colonial peruvian house turns into women-led café featuring bespoke furniture
the counter was conceived as the project’s focal point of communication

 

 

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balance between the original materials of the house and the new elements was the goal throughout the project
balance between the original materials of the house and the new elements was the goal throughout the project
the studio worked with local artisans and craftsmen to create an entire furniture collection
the studio worked with local artisans and craftsmen to create an entire furniture collection
cups are displayed on handmade wooden shelves
cups are displayed on handmade wooden shelves
mirror details add a contemporary feel to the textures of the café
mirror details add a contemporary feel to the textures of the café
the building was renovated respecting the history of the architecture
the building was renovated respecting the history of the architecture
the casona hosting the cafe was renovated while respecting the Inca foundations of the building
the casona hosting the cafe was renovated while respecting the Inca foundations of the building
isometric plans of the furniture collection designed for the project
isometric plans of the furniture collection designed for the project

project info:

 

name: Florencia Y Fortunata Speciality Coffee | @florenciayfortunata.cafe

location: Cusco, Peru
designer: Estudio Soroche | @soroooooche
area: 87 sqm (936.5 sqft)
photographer: Noma

 

 

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edited by: thomai tsimpou | designboom

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