Featured store: Basic Coffee in Beijing
Interior design company Office AIO used a series of orchestrated “framed views” to create the layout of Basic Coffee in Beijing.
Occupying a 30sqm space inside a historic building in Xianyukou, Basic Coffee features minimalist design with pastel colours.
A long curved seating area surrounds the coffee-making area, creating a tiny alley from the entrance. Part of the seating area is concealed by a suspended perforated aluminium screen.
The barista area is located between the entry alley and a large window facing the street in order to easily serve both dine-in and takeaway customers.
“These elements yield an experience that allows the patrons to experience the space through observing a series of orchestrated movements, experience coffee-drinking through focusing their senses on sounds, olfaction and flavours,” the company says.
Basic Coffee offers mainly artisan coffee beverages.