workshop inc. combines food, art, & retail in project café workshop inc. combines food, art, & retail in project café
oct 25, 2015

workshop inc. combines food, art, & retail in project café

workshop inc. combines food, art, & retail in project café
all images courtesy of studio KB | kunal bhatia




the project café, by workshop inc., is a fresh, dynamic space that merges food, art, and retail. using dining as a catalyst, the multi-functional space widens the reach of artists and designers to the general population. workshop inc. chose to view the interior as a neutral, unique, canvas in order to accentuate the constantly changing wares on display. everything, including furniture, cutlery, linens, and artworks are for sale; the café itself is little more than a minimal shell that is then embellished using temporary goods.

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carved wall-niches are used to display art and merchandise




the establishment is situated in an old bungalow in the city of ahmedabad, india. it is composed primarily of small, disconnect rooms that were opened up to allow physical and visual connectivity. freestanding walls act as display locations, with the addition of white-painted rebar shelving. each section is designed with a sense of playfulness that is distinct in and of itself. a gridded metal ceiling allows for ceiling hung products, and offers flexibility should the ‘project café’ need to accommodate an exhibition or event

each space has distinct furniture; designed and curated in collaboration with different artists

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retail display 

furniture is placed centrally to facilitate movement around peripheral areas 

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reinforcement bars are used to create a variable display system

casual lounge 

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outdoor seating

floor plan 



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