The D’espresso Cafe is a small cafe on Madison Avenue in New York City wich has an interior concept of a library which turned sideways. The interior designed by Nema Workshop to build a unique espresso brand and to develop a creative environment that connects to its location on Madison Avenue near Grand Central Station. In conceptually and literally, the espresso bar turns a normal room sideways, creating a striking identity for the emerging brand. The design inspired by the nearby Bryant Park Library with the booklined shelves become the floor and ceilings and wood floor ends up on the walls. The pendants lamp installed sideways from the wall to make the room really turned sideways.
For the “shelves floor” they lined it with sepia-toned full size photograph of books printed on custom tiles, installed along the floor, up the 15′ foot wall and across the ceiling.
“The thrust of this concept finds expression in the lighting and materiality, and ultimately the space gives definition to the emerging brand. The concept itself is bold and receptive to future locations.”