Many companies are thinking about the future of work and what it takes to provide a welcoming workplace environment. With this in mind, our team was tasked with creating an enticing space filled with inspiration that could be used as a flexible workspace or offer a moment to decompress. Implementing this concept into our client’s Refreshed coffee bar, the top floor of their mid-rise building was transformed into a whimsical oasis that serves the needs and curiosity of hundreds of tech employees.
On the 5th floor of the office building sits the coffee bar, Refreshed. The name comes from the need to refill oneself with nourishment, this ease of replenishing oneself and feeling reinvigorated inspired the space.
Design + Execution
As the name suggests, Refreshed offers tech employees with mental and physical nourishment, and makes a seemingly mundane morning coffee a part of a larger journey. The tech company envisioned a space that fulfilled this concept, while also embodying collective, encyclopedic knowledge that is central to the company’s brand. In response, the design team created a library and cafe space, where hundreds of books and card catalogs serve as a metaphor for the company’s objectives and purpose. The warm interiors work together with the soft, rounded furniture to create a special moment in the office space.
Valerio Dewalt Train:
William Turner (principal in charge)
Priya Bhat (project lead)
Miles Stemper (designer)
Amanda Jurmu (project director)
Rafael Barontini (designer)
Valerio Dewalt Train (artichect)
CBRE (project manager)
NOVO Construction (general contractor)
Degenkolb (structural engineer)
Sprig (design-build electrical engineer)
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Eunoia Modern, Image Options, One Hat One Hand (fabrication)
Valerio Dewalt Train