Architecture and interior designers Concentrico has recently completed Kali Coffee, a modern cafe in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico, that uses clay tiles throughout its design.
While thinking about the coffee producers in the rural areas around Chiapas, Mexico, the designers were inspired by their homes which are constructed with handmade clay tiles on the roofs.
The handmade clay tiles were chosen as a critical design element in the coffee shop’s interior. This brings a little bit of the coffee producers’ life into the cafe and offers a unique and warm texture that will function as an ambiance trademark for the brand, Kali Coffee Roasters.
The clay tile walls and the lattice design command attention, while their curvature and material properties help absorb and deflect sound waves to help with the acoustics within the coffee shop.
When the light is set against the clay tile texture, it acquires depth and the curved shadows resemble coffee beans, connecting the space to the product.
Here’s a look at the floor plan and the sections.