A Studio EM Favourite For A Reason!
As an interior architect and designer I often get asked what my favourite projects are, believe me when I say I have many across all the different sectors within our industry, today I thought I would share with you my favourite café project. I still can’t believe that I have never featured this project fully before, I did feature it as part of snap shot in our “10 projects spearheading the industrial rustic movement” article nearly two years ago but a project like Café Coutume deserves an entire article dedicated to it.
Designed by Cut Architectures, Café Coutume is based in Paris and is one of the first projects that really took our breath away when it came to creating the distressed, decayed and industrial type look. There is so much to love about this project and it’s one that will divide a lot of opinions, where I see beautiful stripped back and purposefully plain walls others will see decay, where I see recycled and reclaimed woods and clever up cycling others will see mess and cheap materials.
For reasons such as these and the slightly vintage and archaic feel of this café I absolutely adore it but as I say it will divide opinions, which is perhaps why it counts as one of my favourite projects, especially when it comes to cafes. If it divides opinion it is most likely breaking a mold and going against the grain and that’s what I love, something that is different and distinguishable, something unique and not something flat, boring and a straight out copy and paste or cookie cutter style design. Check out the images below to see what side of the fence you sit on.