High-Class Coffee Culture
Using high-end materials, soft contours and intimate spaces to bring a sensory resonance to the competitive and high-class surroundings of KaDeWe.
Sunst designed and constructed a Five Elephant café that brought a distinct contemporary vitality to the exclusive 6th floor environment of Berlin’s celebrated department store. A compelling hybrid of intimate, enclosed booths and more open consumer space, the café was designed to immerse the visitor in Five Elephant’s unique coffee culture.
The café was singled out from its neighbouring eateries by its use of softened contours and its rich and dynamic use of materials and colours – poppy reds and muted clay tones combined with roughened concrete surfaces and large free-standing plants.
The mixture of custom steel elements and light-yellow recycled glass turned the service area into an elegant blend of traditional and state of the art materials. A specially conceived terrazzo counter made out of local ”findlinge” stones – an experimental new technique – became the centrepiece of the space and allowed the staff to provide service to all areas of the interior. This included a flexible satellite space that could double up as a brand showcase or provide additional seating.