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Coloso

Coloso Coffee

Oakland, California

2018

The direction from the owners of the cafe was simply “make it white”. The existing cafe was a mess of materials and textures. The design exercise was primarily that of subtraction. The palate consists of white paint, white furnishings and white light; the only outlier is the polished grey concrete floor. A proper place for an unadorned pour-over (no cream or sugar, please) and a direct, heartfelt conversation.

 

Photography, David Gill

Illustration by: David Gill