Monday, April 12, 2010

For the Love of Coffee





Are you a true coffee lover?

This little white Illy shop would make anyone convert to a full-on coffee lover ( or...addict, whichever ), wouldn't it? Last week, I came across the work of Studio Belenko—part-design, part-production, internationally-oriented design company based in Ukraine, and founded by architect Denis Belenko in 2003. Their works are varied, from industrial design to the interior design of lovely, little flower shops, hotels, clubs, and more. This particular Illy boutique offers quite the look and feel—the lighting and ceiling detail are so unique and industrial in contrast to that decorative, bow-front furniture piece. I find the clean look of it all to be so appealing, as you can really appreciate the full product line, without distraction. Do you also find this shop inviting? Interesting? Chic? Odd?...I would love to know!

( images via their website )

17 comments:

  1. I would live in this coffee shop! I love that the colour is the product

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  2. i think it's really gorgeous!! to really give a proper assessment i'd need to see it in person tho. i'm kind of wondering if there is natural light in the space at all etc... that cabinet is beautiful...

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  3. The cinema/theater lights are awesome. I love white spaces too. :)

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  4. i think this is derek's version of heaven, lol...he loves the illy

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  5. I love love love coffee, even more than tea. I just purchased myself a new french press from gilt groupe and I cant wait to receive it! I wish my house had a room like the bottom one! So many choices...

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  6. Hi Sara,
    I like the wide and clear space and the mixture of styles in the furniture unified with the white. Very interesting and innovative.
    Have a lovely day
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  7. Im not a coffee lover but those are very nice.

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  8. they look amazing, don't they? I have been looking at these machines for a while, our nespresso died and we were thinking of eventually getting something new, unfortunately we dont have that much counter space so for now it's a thought on hold

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  9. If I didn't love coffee already, this space would make a believer out of me! Love it!!

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  10. Odd, but very interesting. Some stores you are not even sure what they are selling as they are so lifestyle heavy, but here it is.....saying we sell coffee. I like the clean concept. Fun post Sarah.

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  11. It's quite the unique look -- I'm with you, Amy, I feel I would have to be in the space to be 100% sure that I do love it, but so far, I think it's pretty fabulous!

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  12. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.... My perfect world.... :) Adore this idea!

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  13. I am so excited!!!!! You just gave me the perfect idea for our bathroom vanity!!!
    MUACKS!

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  14. Berlin Deluxxe -- that's wonderful! If you have a chance, visit their site for further inspiration :)

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  15. You know, I've never tried Illy coffee, but one of my best friend swears by it. This is a beautiful shoot. Maybe I'll just have to pick some up and let my tea bags take a rest for a day. =)

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  16. Oh I'm a bit of a coffee addict indeed. I love this shop, it's so crisp and interesting. And the white is a stark contrast to the dark colour of coffee. Also loving that cabinet/sink..it's gorgeous!

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