Torrefazione Italia Cafe and Le Ceramiche Ceramics
Complete remodel of adjoining spaces and branding consultation for the oldest Seattle Italian cafe & Deruta ceramics store on Occidental Mall in historic Pioneer Square.
Wood columns and brick walls were sandblasted to expose the natural surface as finish material. The de-comissioned roaster, polished and lit, was placed on an altar. A large opening was made in the brick wall with a steel "donut" to create the adjacent store for ceramics. A variety of display options included blue italian glass & steel floating shelves at storefront window, glass shelves along an interior window wall, and wooden tables, one as large as a dining room table to mimic a dinner setting. Concrete floor with colored glass, and 5 grey hues on walls and cabinets was applied to allude to "greenware" rooms that ceramics are stored in before placed in the kiln.
Schematic design through construction admin with Larry Rouch & Company
Construction by Johnson Contractors