Cafe Bustelo - Gansevoort South | Miami Beach

The project was to design a flagship coffee shop for the internationally established Bustelo Coffee. The commission included generating a branding identity that would easily become a repeatable prototype. The design accomplished these criteria through material research and furniture typology development. The retail space is an interior build-out at the Gansevoort Hotel South in Miami Beach. The design seeks to emphasize the proportions of the space by juxtaposing two distinct volumes. The room is divided longitudinally into a compressed mezzanine which contains the service areas and a double-height volume emphasized by a wall of stacked metal coffee cans. The mezzanine / lounge area creates additional leasable square footage and also sets up the illusion of light entering through a window above.