Large Orbs Of Light Surround The Exterior Of This Cafe And Bar

A modern cafe and bar with a wood exterior, outdoor seating, and large windows.

Architecture and interior practice Various Associates, has designed the C² Cafe & Bar in Shenzhen, China, that was created as a place for young urbanites to relax.

A modern cafe and bar with a wood exterior and outdoor seating.

Taking “Cabin in the City” as their inspiration, Various Associates created a distinctive wood cabin that’s located in the concrete jungle, with outdoor seating, exterior lighting, and concrete planters.

A modern cafe and bar with a wood exterior, outdoor seating, and concrete planters.

The wood from the exterior carries through to the interior, where there’s a kitchen, a bar counter, a public seating area, and an independent private room.

A modern cafe and bar with a wood interior, banquette seating, and a silver art installation.

Banquette seating runs along the wall of the cafe, while bright yellow tabletops add some color to the interior.

A modern cafe and bar with a wood interior, banquette seating, and bright yellow tables.

Above the bar, there’s a hanging silver oval installation that not only breaks the fixed, conventional pattern of the interior but also injects a futurist feeling into it. The mirror-like surface reflects the surroundings and shows a micro world.

A modern cafe and bar with a wood interior, that also features a silver art installation hanging above the bar.

Here’s a closer look at the lighting that’s featured through the design. It’s used to create a soft and welcoming glow at night.

Round lights add visual interest to the exterior of a wood cafe and bar.

Photographer: Feng SHAO | Design team: Various Associates | Project leader: Q LIN | Design team: Dongzi YANG, Shiqi LI 

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