WHAT: Café and music venue in the center of downtown Providence.
CHALLENGE: Developing a coherent aesthetic vision while working with various local
artists and craftsmen showcasing their work; realizing that vision on a very limited budget
STRATEGY: Clean, neutral space plays off colorful elements such as a cast resin bar
and blown-glass windows.
By day, the space is bright and clean, with colorful highlights.
A wall of glass ‘lanterns’, handblown by a local glass artist.
In the evening, the colored lights attract the public and allow for low lighting during performances.
The ceiling was dropped to hide the massive A/C equipment and to bring the room to a more comfortable scale.