The Sculptural Ceiling In This Cafe Continues From The Inside To The Outside

The Sculptural Ceiling In This Cafe Continues From The Inside To The Outside

Photography by Dirk Wieblen

 

This bright cafe in Shanghai is designed to grab your attention as you walk by. Designer Alberto Caiola knew the cafe needed something special to draw people inside, so he included a sculptural ceiling that appears to flow through to the outside of the cafe.

 

The Sculptural Ceiling In This Cafe Continues From The Inside To The Outside

Photography by Dirk Wieblen

At the front of the cafe, named Fumi Coffee, there’s stools on both sides of the bar height counter, perfect for watching the world go by.


This cafe has bar seating in the front window.

Photography by Dirk Wieblen

Inside, the sculptural ceiling, which was inspired by the aromatic vapors of coffee, carries through to the back wall, providing a dark contrast to the light walls, and reflective furniture.


The Sculptural Ceiling In This Cafe Continues From The Inside To The Outside

Photography by Dirk Wieblen

On one wall, there’s an artistic installation made from iconic Moka coffee pots.


This cafe has used coffee pots as a artistic wall element.

Photography by Dirk Wieblen

At the back of the cafe, the service counter, shelves, and coffee machine are all reflective surfaces, making the space appear larger.


The counter in this cafe is mirrored, making the space feel larger.

Photography by Dirk Wieblen

On the other wall, there is a large back-lit mirror and bar.


Bar seating and a mirror runs along the wall in this cafe. Both have hidden lighting.

Photography by Dirk Wieblen

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