Jewel Cafe+Bar
We interpreted the brief as that of placing a shiny jewel amongst
the rough and tumble that is Rangoon road.
We wanted it to be a design of contrasts.
Year: 2013 Completion
Type: Commerical   /  Services: Interior, Branding
Team: Peter Sim, Selwyn Low, Jesieca Sun, Sarah Lew   /  Photographer: Beton Brut
 
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The design of Jewel cafe and bar drew reference from the quirky character of the area and the name of the cafe, and interpreted the brief as that of placing a shiny jewel amongst the rough and tumble that is Rangoon road. We wanted it to be a design of contrasts.

We stripped the space down to its bare, rough concrete bones, to create an edgy and industrial
feel echoing the nature of the building and the street. This raw shell is then contrasted with "jewel-like" details and features made of more refined materials - crystal light bulbs, glass doors, teakwood paneling, and a brass and copper ceiling feature, amongst others. Overall we sought to create a series of dining spaces that was laid-back and relaxing yet elegant.