Previous Ferry Donut Café / Studio GIMGEOSIL
Textual content description offered by the architects. Previous Ferry Donut, regardless of its distinctly American identify, is stuffed with a shocking quantity of Korean components. A donut cafe with a Korean conventional aesthetic, isn’t it distinctive? Our consumer needed to display to overseas vacationers that “Korea additionally has scrumptious donuts,” and regarded for an area design that embodies a particular Korean aesthetic. In consequence, our inside and branding tasks have commenced reinterpreting conventional Korean components in a recent model.
Conventional Korean components resembling basis stones, folding screens, and folks work have been thoughtfully included into the inside design particulars. The number of supplies, together with lauan plywood, walnut, brass, and stone, was made to create a pure and oriental ambiance. The diamond-shaped cornerstone supporting the espresso bar was designed with inspiration from the muse stone utilized in Hanok, a standard Korean-style home. The Moru glass used to hide the plumbing fixture within the cupboard space has a wood-slat look paying homage to Hanok. Additional, the transferring partition with cabinets bears a resemblance to the Korean folding display screen. The partition can accommodate the merchandise and signage of Previous Ferry Donut whereas creating separation inside the house and stopping a cramped look with its frames. The wall shows folks work printed on silk wallpaper, showcasing trendy donuts harmoniously built-in into classical photographs.
The house is considerably slender, roughly 50 sq. meters, however has a novel construction with a towering 7-meter excessive ceiling on one aspect. Whereas highlighting these options, we fastidiously organized the lighting and air-conditioning system to make sure that the view outdoors the window and pure gentle weren’t obstructed. The lighting and air-conditioning system have primarily been put in throughout the ceiling for effectivity, nonetheless, on this explicit house, such placement would hinder the view by the window. To keep away from any obstruction of sight, we hung a custom-made 7-meter-long lighting fixture above the bar, in addition to a 7-meter-long oblique lighting fixture on the alternative aspect. In addition to, we put in one-way air-conditioners at three completely different areas within the bar to take care of an unobstructed view and reduce the publicity of pipes.
The furnishings at Previous Ferry Donut options distinctive variations from the standard spherical form of donuts. The house is designed in a easy but dynamic trend. Chrome steel was chosen as the first materials for its sturdiness and ease of upkeep. The cushions and the backrests have been utilized with the model’s signature blue shade to bolster its id in an off-the-cuff but constant tone. Our furnishings was crafted with sturdy supplies that may face up to ultraviolet rays and rain. It has additionally been designed to face out in opposition to the uncovered concrete exterior, whereas additionally mingling with the inside of the Previous Ferry Donut. Slight variations of sky blue and mint colours have been additional utilized to enhance the visibility of the stools in opposition to the concrete wall.