Daily Archives: November 8, 2010

D’Espresso (New York) Coffee Shop – A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

It may seem strange that a small 40 m2 coffee shop in New York has exploded onto the design world map. The concept of the book lined shelves and a wooden floor has its definite charm but is it real design magic?

D'Espresso Coffee Shop with book lined shelves

The secret is that designers Nema Workshop turned the idea on its side. Literally… The parquetry floor becomes a wall and book lined shelves become the floor, wall and ceiling thanks to custom designed tiles with life size images of books. I love the attention to detail with the “ceiling” lights. Continue reading