See inside this coffee shop that was built between two buildings in Toronto

Tokyo Smoke Found by Steven Fong Architect

Photography by Ben Rahn/A-Frame

 

Steven Fong Architect collaborated with design entrepreneur Lorne Gertner, to turn a small gap between two converted warehouse buildings in Toronto, Canada, into a coffee shop and showroom, named Tokyo Smoke Found.

 

Tokyo Smoke Found by Steven Fong Architect

Photography by Ben Rahn/A-Frame

Tokyo Smoke Found is a lifestyle brand specializing in coffee, clothing and cannabis accessories. On the exterior shutter, artwork by Brazilian artist Alex Senna has been added for a quirky touch.

Tokyo Smoke Found by Steven Fong Architect

Photography by Ben Rahn/A-Frame

Inside the small 330 square foot space, is a small walk-up espresso bar and seating, where everything has a touch of industrial style.

Tokyo Smoke by Steven Fong Architect

Photography by Ben Rahn/A-Frame

Tokyo Smoke Found by Steven Fong Architect

Photography by Ben Rahn/A-Frame

Custom steel shelves have been installed throughout the space.

Tokyo Smoke Found by Steven Fong Architect

Photography by Ben Rahn/A-Frame

Daylight enters the space through the large opening at the front of the coffee shop.

Tokyo Smoke Found by Steven Fong Architect

Photography by Ben Rahn/A-Frame

Tokyo Smoke Found by Steven Fong Architect

Photography by Ben Rahn/A-Frame

The showroom features an ever-changing collection of staple merchandise, one-off curiosities and accessories, like Palomino pencils and architectural Lego sets featuring famous buildings.

Tokyo Smoke Found by Steven Fong Architect

Photography by Ben Rahn/A-Frame

The design team fashioned the lighting from unexpected upcycled elements that evoke a sense of the past.

Tokyo Smoke Found by Steven Fong Architect

Photography by Ben Rahn/A-Frame

A cluster of propane tanks-turned-pendants, by Toronto collective Fugitive Glue, hang above the communal table, while the display shelves are illuminated by garage flood lights.

Tokyo Smoke Found by Steven Fong Architect

Photography by Ben Rahn/A-Frame

International magazines are also on display in a custom-designed rack with leather straps.

Tokyo Smoke Found by Steven Fong Architect

Photography by Ben Rahn/A-Frame

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