Industrial Café Design – BAS Café
Location: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Scope of services: Interior Design and Decoration
Date: June 2019
We often associate creative design with high cost because we assume that if something looks good, it must be expensive. The industrial café design for the BAS café in Medina, Saudi Arabia, proves this assumption incorrect. With a distinct industrial vibe, this innovative café design embodies creativity on a budget. The focus is on the inventive combination of everyday materials, resulting in a design that is fresh, original and stylish.
A neutral gray background comprises of a cinder block and brick wall finish, which is coupled with textured concrete flooring. Metal mesh screens add to the industrial vibe and are used not just as a means of décor, but to define and separate spaces with different uses.
The upper level is designed for family seating, while the ground floor welcomes patrons who might enjoy working in solitude or want to catch up with friends for a quick cup of coffee.
Family seating varies with a combination of round tables and tables with sofa seating. Families can also opt to sit at the counter that overlooks the ground-floor level.
The lower level has more tables for two and lounge-style seating with plush upholstered chairs and sofas.
The somber gray background is dressed up with a vibrant blue accent color used to upholster the sofas and lounge seating. Wooden tables and countertops blend well with the gray and blue color scheme. Metal chairs, railings, and mesh screens give this industrial café design an edgy look.
The layout and flow for people are kept clean and simple; the emphasis is on the use of trendy colors and detailing, which gives the café its smart, stylish look. A subtle hint of gold in the light fixtures and on the logo displayed against the vivid blue wall adds a touch of luxury to the design. The architectural lines of the space and the furniture within it have clean, straight-edged profiles to maintain the contemporary look.
Soft fabrics and textured surfaces counterbalance the sharp lines. The entire café is bathed in natural light that filters in through the double-height store-front windows. The metal mesh screens allow this light to filter through to the interiors of the café.
The blue upholstery color is mimicked on an accent wall on the upper level and also on the wall abutting the stairs leading to the family seating area. The textured wall finish complements the sleek metallic finishes of the exposed ventilation pipes and shafts that form a network across the dark ceiling.
Bright and airy, this industrial café design exudes a vibrancy and energy that draws patrons to its doors. Blending materials, finishes, and colors seamlessly to create a unique interior décor, the BAS café proves that vision and style can be executed on a budget without compromising on aesthetics or luxury.