Pauline's narrow elongated space had to be designed in such a way that both the barista and patron had comfort and free movement. We had the difficult task of creating a minimalist interior that retained its warmth, which is one of the fundamental principles of our design process. We achieved this by working with three materials: two of which were warm and one austere. Sisal (Agave Sisalana) is a natural fiber from the Agave plant which we used on the verticals as opposed to the commonly used floor application. The vast scale in which the sisal was used created a mood that emotes a natural organic harmony that brings stillness to the space. Allowing one to pause. The timber floors, shelving and cabinetry were used to showcase the beauty in natures’ imperfections. Finally, we used Corian, this used this mostly due to its practicality in high traffic areas. The ability to bend and mold allows you to create seamless counter surfaces with no join lines. The result is a timeless interior that balances functionality, practicality and of course mood.