Excellent design isn't only for the home. Creating environments that are functional, enjoyable, and sustainable is essential to the strength of the community, expressed in the design of public and recreational spaces. A café hosts friends, strangers, solitary workers and social butterflies, demanding design that is versatile, unobtrusive, and beautiful. It's no wonder then that in these spaces where people gather for refreshment and leisure, Artek is frequently to be found. Artek's economy of form and timelessly beautiful shapes are an elegant solution to the needs of busy spaces that still strive for a relaxed atmosphere. Here, we've collected some of our favorite recent installations of Artek in café spaces the world over.
1. Happy Bones in New York City (also pictured above)
Happy Bones aspires to excellence and inspiration with every drink they serve. Sleek black Stool 60s complete their industrial modern look.
2. Nothing Happens for a Reason Café in Turku, Finland
3. Cafe Cubus Ateneum in Helsinki, Finland
4. Budin in New York City
Budin serves specialty Scandinavian coffees, including a licorice latte, and also offers Scandinavian goods for sale, like Stool 60.
5. Starbucks in Helsinki, Finland
Housed in a building designed by Alvar Aalto, the interior was crafted to be a cohesive experience of Finnish design.