Studenttainment Student Café Design

Location: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Scope of services: Interior Design and Logo Design
Date: October 2017
Client: Yousif Al-Sharif

In a city teeming with coffee shops and cafes, the Studenttainment Café in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, sets itself apart by catering to a very specific client niche. Located close to a student dorm, the student café design takes its inspiration from the classic British style inspired by Cambridge University.
From its inception, the owner, Mr. Yousuf Al-Sharif, envisioned this as a space that would offer students a relaxing, comfortable environment in which to study and focus. Hence the name, which signifies a place of study and entertainment for students.
Comfort is the cornerstone of this café design, which takes you back to the era of vintage classic British interior design. The vibe is that of a library, with paneled walls and ceilings, where knowledge is attained over a steaming cup of coffee with delicious accompaniments.

Student cafe design 1 - Simple Student Café storefront design that welcomes the incoming visitors, with the large glass wall that permits the daylight in and offers a view to the interior space, creating an inviting feel, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

The café front is a double-story, glass-paneled façade that allows a glimpse into the interior and lets natural light filter through. Sporting the logo of the student café design, the café front melds seamlessly with other store-front façades. Once inside, students are transported to a retro British era, where classic English design is uplifted by vintage accessories.

Student cafe design 3 - Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design managed to bring the Cambridge university interior style to the Saudi Arabian Student Café, by mixing warm tones and wooden wall paneling, dark wood herringbone floor tiles and the various vintage elements that embellish the space.
Student cafe design 6 - Student Café interior design by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design, the English style is manifested by the use of the dark navy blue wall panels, the dark wood herringbone floor tiles, the vintage staircase and the wooden partitions separating the private study booths, creating a warm and inviting feel.

The café is designed on two levels: the lower level for boys and the upper, more private area for girls. The layout of the student café design is clean and aims to simplify circulation for both guests as well as employees.
A classic wooden stairway at the entrance to the café leads to the upper level so that ladies can enter and ascend upstairs without having to walk through the gentleman’s section. The service areas are located at the rear of the café for ease of work flow.
Dark colors define the lower levels. Painted gray wall panels topped with soothing agave green walls create a warm, inviting atmosphere that is perfectly suited to studying. The earthy colors are reassuring and calming, helping with focus and concentration. They complement the rich wooden staircase, which has a homely touch to it.

Student cafe design 5 -The upper floor of the Student Café which is offered for the ladies for more privacy, with study cubicles on each side enclosed by light gray wooden partitions with lattice pattern, walls painted in white that contrasts with the dark wood floor, creating an overall welcoming feel and an environment suitable for better focus and concentration, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Student cafe design 4 - The upper floor of the Student Café designated for the ladies to offer more privacy, with walls painted in white along with gray wall paneling that complements the paneled ceiling, and which contrasts with the dark wood herringbone floor tiles, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Student cafe design 7 - Mezzanine floor offers more privacy for the ladies, with café tables that sit opposite to the study cubicles, offering a different space setting. The dark wood herringbone pattern contrasts with the gray and white paneled ceiling, creating an inviting feel for the visitors, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

The upper ladies’ level is decorated in light colors. Light wooden floors are paired with pale gray wall panels topped with white painted walls. A low, coffered ceiling is also painted white to help reflect light and give the mezzanine level a cozy, cheerful vibe.
Pale gray-and-white latticed partitions offer privacy for individual study desks. Wooden desks with ample lighting and comfortably upholstered chairs create a study area that is ideal for focused work. Vintage light fixtures add a retro look and feel to the entire design, perfectly complementing the classic vibe.
Group study and reading areas are furnished with large leather armchairs that are luxuriously comfortable for long periods of reading or discussion.

Student cafe design 8 - Private study booths provide suitable spaces for better concentration and focus, separated by wooden partitions with lattice pattern make way for a corridor that leads towards the entrance door of the Student Café, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Student cafe design 9 - Vintage food court placed at the back end of the Student Café to minimize the noise around the study areas, with a cafeteria-style wooden display fridge that is separated from the other rooms by paneled dark navy blue partition, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

The service areas, located at the rear of the ground level of the café, are simply and functionally designed to ensure quick and efficient service for customers. The color palette follows through from the rest of the café, with dark gray panels and a wooden service counter. Vintage trolleys enhance the retro vibe of the café.
State-of-the-art coffee machines create a delicious brew and can be accompanied by a selection of snacks.

Student cafe design 11 - Individual private study room in the Student Café, inspired by the Cambridge University's interior mood, furnished with a vintage cupboard, a full size writing desk and a comfortable leather chair. A built-in chalkboard is also placed within the wall panels for creative brainstorming, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Student cafe design 10 - The upper floor of the Student Café which is offered for the ladies for more privacy, with study cubicles on each side enclosed by light gray wooden partitions with lattice pattern, walls painted in white that contrasts with the dark wood floor, creating an overall welcoming feel and an environment suitable for better focus and concentration, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Student cafe design 12 - English style lounge area with paneled walls and chesterfield armchairs, painted with dark navy blue and dark green with white accents that help create a comfortable space for a quiet read and a hot drink, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

The café caters to a variety of activities, which is why it is separated into areas for individual and group study, reading, dining, and gatherings. While the vibe of each space ties into the overall concept of the student café design, each area is furnished with customized furniture and accessories designed to maximize student productivity.
For the paired studying area, one-legged tables with wooden mosaic tops and cafeteria style chairs provide a comfortable work space. The green agave walls and the vintage wall lighting create a warm glow and a soothing vibe that is ideal for study.

Student cafe design 15 - Close-up shot of the private study booth, enclosed by a dark navy blue partition and lit up with a vintage desk lamp, a chalkboard is also placed within the wall panels for brainstorming, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

Individual cubicles are private work spaces enclosed by wooden lattices. Comfortable chairs and wooden tables allow students to work in comfort. Vintage lighting illuminates chalk boards in each cubicle, which are great for jotting down ideas.

Student cafe design 13 - Half wall tiled restroom with a dark navy blue paneled door, classic black and white floor tiles and a vintage sink unit and mirror for the Student Café project, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.
Student cafe design 14 - Pantry interior design with all the right classic elements from the black and white floor tiles to the dark navy blue paneled door to the half tiled walls, covered in warm tones to match the rest of the Student Café interior, by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design.

White-and-black retro flooring tiles define service areas, keeping them neat and orderly in appearance. Gray paneling on the walls and molding on wall panels give the spaces a true classic vibe.

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The essence of the design concept is captured in the logo design for the student café. Bringing together the ideas of study and coffee, the “U” in the word “student” is designed as a coffee cup topped by a flipped book for a touch of whimsy.
This charming student café design targets the youth of the city, giving them a place to focus in comfort and relaxation. The vintage classic look chosen for the interior is welcoming and imbued with warmth and coziness. The décor is designed to encourage work and study in an atmosphere that is both fun, entertaining, and conducive to study.

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