Modern Café Design – Rock Café
Location: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Scope of services: Interior Design and Decoration
Date: July 2018
Cool, casual and hip, this modern café design draws its inspiration from nature. Aptly named ‘Rock Café’, rock meaning voice in the desert, the design elements replicate those in the desert. The café targets a young, savvy tech crowd and provides ample opportunity for socializing or business. Circulation is kept clean and simple with a central row of flexible seating and more plush booths located along the window wall.
In keeping with the natural theme, wood is the primary material of choice. The color scheme is warm and earthy, drawing from the natural browns of the desert. Vertical slatted wooden screens are inspired by the vertical lines of the desert cactus. In keeping with the Islamic tradition of the Saudi Arabians, the wooden screens are used to divide the café into a family seating area and a singles area. Wooden tables and chair frames compliment and reinforce the interior concept of this modern design café.
The waves in the ceiling and on the walls resemble the waves of sand dunes in the desert. The wavy ceiling panels also double up as a striking lighting feature, adding to the hip, modern vibe of the café. The wood-paneled service counter is artfully designed to display food in an attractive manner, while the rear wall-mounted shelving offers coffee enthusiasts information about the coffee being served.
Green accents provided by indoor plants as well as furniture accents, provide a pop of color. They add a sense of liveliness and cheer to the design and also help to break the monotony of the prevailing brown. Cozy booths along the window walls provide a more intimate space for a coffee or a quieter work space. Green pendant lamps provide additional lighting, making the space feel brighter and offsetting the effect of the dark walls and flooring.
Modern, vibrant and cheerful, this modern café design is a casual, attractive location to spend time socializing or getting some work done. The cohesive design of the café brings to mind the delicately shifting sand dunes of the desert. This concept is creatively and consistently repeated throughout the café, reinforcing the designer’s vision.