Torrefazione Italia/Le Ceramiche
Remodel of Italian cafe & Deruta 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 idea through construction administration with Larry Rouch & Company
Construction by Johnson Contractors