September 2, 2019

The 12th Porcelanosa Awards Finalists: Macaron Coffee Shop, a coffee shop 4.0

Jesús Torné’s project reaches the final of the contest in the Future-Professional Design category.

Through an open structure, all rooms are connected with small islands so that people consume the products after buying them.

Designed as a “shop in a shop”, this commercial space joins in the same axis: Design, accessibility and technology.

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Designed by Jesús Torné through open structures and several connected units for the sale and the product consumption, this establishment can be implemented in large areas such as airports or outdoor shopping centres.

Being a hybrid space with the functions of a connected shop and cafeteria, its areas are designed for extremely high and constant people traffic. Hence, the PORCELANOSA Grupo products such as the Urbatek XLight extra-thin porcelain tile, and the KRION™ mineral compact and the Gamadecor kitchens were chosen.

Specialised in the sale and distribution of coffee, tea and macarons; this 4.0 showroom has been a finalist at the 12th Porcelanosa Awards in the category of Professional Forward-looking Design. The circular islands which are distributed throughout the space allow people to consume the products straight after purchasing them.

“Both the office and the seat island, or the collection point and the packaging remind us of a macaron shape”, Torné claims.

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More comfort for people

All the food in this shop is displayed on the shelves or circular tables favouring the agile and comfortable circulation of people. Another of its features is that the kitchen furniture can be used as an office or a display. Both are included in the central zone.

To coat these areas, the extra-thin On Light Grey porcelain tile in the Lapatto finish has been used. Its colour and texture are inspired by cement which encourage the sobriety of the spaces. Another wall tile used is XLight Grey Nature, which highlights that industrial aesthetic of the showroom. Butech’s PV ventilated facade system has been installed outside.

At the collection point, the Stark Black Nature and On Black collection in a Lapatto finish stands out. This black wall tile highlights the decorative elements of the room.

In the bathrooms, a minimalist style leads the way with KRION as the main element. The basins in this room are built with this material and they have used the white finish and bronze metal effect. The taps, mirrors and toilets belong to the Lounge collection by Noken.

KRION is also present in the office island, the counter and the top hood. Due to its versatility, its thermocurvable capacity and its resistance to chemical products, impacts and UV rays; this Solid Surface has become a lure for the retail sector.

In the kitchen, a large and modular piece by Gamadecor has been included. The metal and glass shelves increase the width and order of this area. The main intention of the architect.

“All this space tries to create a cozy and sophisticated atmosphere to evoke and understand the world of the best pastries as a gastronomic experience”, Torné concludes.

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