Gourmet Salad and Sandwich Cafe Interiors – Commercial Design Portfolio

A step up from the usual salad and sandwich bar, this retail based cafe offered a more imaginative and varied menu. Its biggest challenge was how to get customers to understand the service concept (in a market that was used to either full table service or fast- food style self-service); order and pay at the counter and have your food delivered to your table, a hybrid of what people were used to.The design had to reflect this in some way so besides careful planning of entrances and walkways connecting directly to the counters we used strong directional elements within the ceiling to focus attention. Having good ceiling height meant we could have a layered effect with concealed lighting behind the arrows; a good example of how much fun you can have with a ceiling design and the impact it can have on an interior.