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Design Details: Felix Café
A single-location independent specialty coffee shop called Felix (styled FELIX) reflects the creative reuse of a former multilevel laundromat in the Providencia district of Santiago, Chile.
Designed by Santiago-based firm Oficina Bravo (see more of their work on DCN), the shop relies upon a single piece of furniture — a semi-transparent metal shelf set — to organize and visually define the public and production spaces.
“This shelf serves both as storage space, a visual separator between the public area and the kitchen, as well as the coffee bar,” Oficina Bravo said in a statement to DCN.
Reflecting the Felix-brand blue edges of the shelving, railing and other surface borders, a blue metal section of the coffee counter becomes detachable, enabling either walk-in or window service, as needed.
The bar also features a striking tile design, which adds to the shop’s overall visual appeal while maintaining simplicity and economy.
Said the firm, “The consistent use of a limited number of materials — including thin metal profiles painted in a striking cobalt blue, armored glass and a custom designed tile — helps generate a simple yet memorable visual language.”