Filli Select Cafe

Plural Architecture and Design and I2D INTERIOR DÉCOR collaborated to create a stylish cafe for the popular tea chain Filli in Dubai City Walk, inspired by a British main street aesthetic with wenge wood furniture, black painted millwork, and matte white subway tiles.

  • area / size 1,745 sqft
  • Year 2022
  • PAD has collaborated with i2D Interiors to create a stunning cafe for Filli cafe, a popular tea shop chain originating from Dubai. The cafe is located in Dubai City Walk, one of the most sought-after lifestyle malls in the Middle East.

    The design of the cafe is inspired by the existing storefront, which features a British main street aesthetic. The layout of the store is unique, with seating zones wrapped around a central core that includes the kitchen and service counter. The color palette is kept simple, with wenge wood furniture and black painted mill work, walls clad with matte white subway tiles, and touches of copper highlights. The brand color of Filli Select is also copper, adding a touch of class to the decor.

    The ceiling is painted white and kept open, showcasing all the mechanical services and providing a nice contrast to the orderly decor below. Linear strip lights above the service counter define the zone and antique ceiling fans further enhance the ambiance.

    The exterior seating area is designed as an extension of the interior spaces, with black outdoor furniture creating a seamless flow between the two spaces.

    Design: Plural Architecture and Design
    Contractor: I2D INTERIOR DÉCOR
    Furniture: SANDALYECI
    Photography: Yamini Krishna Photography