Sergey Makhno Architects completed the first CoffeeDoor cafe space as a warm, welcoming, and comfortable environment by using color and texture to set the atmosphere for the cafe and roaster in Kiev, Ukraine.

  • area / size 516 sqft
  • Year 2018
  • Location Kyiv, Ukraine,
  • The new CoffeeDoor cafe is of a mixed format, where you drink coffee, buy coffee grounds or take away a hot cup.

    It’s the first brand coffee house, so we wanted to make it special. Now the drink is served with unlimited comfort: natural materials, wicker light fixtures and the pillow mountain on a bench to put from head to toe.

    The color palette based on the basic brown and blue accentual shades. We were guided by the quiet design principles. Nothing distracts a guest from business. It was important to achieve the feeling you came to a friend for a cup of coffee and spend an hour or two in a relaxed atmosphere.

    There are just a few tables at the coffee shop. A podium divided the open space into two parts. On the first level you will find a huge upholstered bench along the wall with small tables built in.

    An open rack modestly stands in the corner. If you’re puzzle over a choice, the consultant will pick your ideal morning coffee and tell you what is the best to a chocolate croissant or a salty toast.

    The CoffeeDoor walls are the topic of conversation for all who crosses the threshold. Our experiments with textures converted into the earthy-brown plaster with various shades of wood to complement it. Wooden panels begin with a branded wall and end on the ceiling.

    On the second level there is a coffee bar, a lavatory and four separate tables. Furniture and lighting we designed to highlight the character of the coffee house.

    The prototype of black metal fixtures became a coffee grain. The light strip divides a round shape, providing a harmonious unity.

    A wicker composition found its place above the coffee bar. The hand-made lamps made of vines give a warm memory of home in a material shell. Just look, and thoughts will carry you to a terrace, put on a rocking chair, and even cover with a plaid.

    DesignSergey Makhno Architects
    Photography: Andrii Shurpenkov