Architecture « CubeMe

Architecture « CubeMe.

At the new location of Manhattan coffee shop D’Espresso, a prevalence of books also nods to its unique location. Inspired by the nearby New York Public Library at Bryant Park, design firm nemaworkshop envisioned a book-lined oasis, then turned the whole thing on its side, so that the bookshelves become the floor and ceilings. The herringbone-patterned oak “flooring” becomes a wall, and the lights on the “ceiling” protrude horizontally out from the wall behind the counter. The “books” are actually tiles printed with sepia-toned photos of bookshelves at a local travel bookstore that ring the room, including the floor, walls and ceiling.





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