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A coffee space for Sacred Grounds

Back in November last year, we had a visitor - Reon from Sacred Grounds Coffee company. He had been walking past our workshop on his way back to his neighbouring warehouse in Marrickville and decided to say hello. After discussing what each of our respective businesses did, the seed was sown that we could collaborate soon, little did we realise that it would come sooner rather than later. Reon asked us to visit them shortly after to brainstorm some ideas about a mezzanine level in their coffee roasting warehouse. The space was primarily an industrial warehouse, used to roast and package the Sacred Ground coffee brand. The mezzanine level was currently used as a meeting area, and a place where potential wholesale customers came to train and test the coffee.

We workshopped some ideas to keep the warehouse feel but adding a bit more of the Sacred Ground brand to it making it a bit more inviting for potential clients to come in and test the coffee, whilst also sitting amongst a space which represented the brand. Working with a simple, yet clean palette of white bricks (faux wallpaper, the perfect option in a leasing situation), charcoal grey flooring and some recycled hardwood furniture statement pieces to enhance the space. Making the coffee bar a feature, it sits in the centre against the wall covered with lots of incredible coffee paraphernalia (as seen in the images).

The recycled timber bar table, which can seat up to 10 people on bar stools features a storage shelf below as well as a shallow sink for coffee tasting drainage. This table was also put on galvanised castor wheels to allow for easy movement and for the space to be re-arranged depending on the Sacred Grounds session type.

Overall, we were really happy with how the space turned out in terms of how it matched the design brief and kept within budget. Our whole team loved working with Sacred Grounds and we will hopefully work on a few other projects this year (stay tuned!!).