Cement surfaces and colorful tiles pervade this fresh all-day café bar in Kaisariani area, designed by Karn studio. The Ü shape derives from the quote “na hamogelas” which in Greek means “to smile” and reflects the store’s philosophy. Feeling industrial, with focal points like the electrical and ventilation network being visible, the space’s main design idea is inspired by the minimalist side of forged cement. Tiles create a strip that traverses the space and lines from led lights create an ambient atmosphere day to night. The space has a main entrance and a side one with four folding doors. At the main entrance, a big window with a bench creates a vivid façade. Simple, playful, and versatile stools made of recycled plastic, and custom-made tables and benches made of inox and brass, create a welcoming seating area. Branding details such as the movable led signage and the iridescent sticker at the entrance door are incorporated into the design to evoke the atmosphere of a contemporary all-day space.
Brand identity: Xistris George
Images © Palaskos Thanos