Lids & Finch @ Kota Damansara KL (Malaysia)

DesignerThe Box Interior Architecture (M) Sdn Bhd
PrizeHonorable Mention
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Entry Description

Design brief provided is to create a chic and swanky, "mama run" style cafe serving cakes & pastries that are freshly baked on site. A full height blackboard cum magnetic board displays the cafe's menu, with its variety of food and beverages. Imported Modern Danish light bulbs with vivid coloured wires hang playfully from the double height ceiling to fill up double volumn void. Overall counter and back counter were designed to enable display layers for a busy and playful visual.Original concrete balustrade at mezzanine floor was carved out to improve visibility and to invite customers to mezzanine seatings. The cafe's primary colours of black and white provide the best backdrop for the interesting window displays. Props were selected and displayed to create a cozy ambience to complete the intended concept. Spaces are designed for the customers to add to the visual of the cafe by adding their writing and pin ups.

About Designer

The Box Interior Architecture (TBIA) has since 1997 been creating effortlessly stylist contemporary interiors for its clients. Our studio is renowned for its versatility in various genre of environment, contemporary styling, good fit to clients' needs and attention to detail. Through our dedication and passion, it leads us to winning of numerous design awards. Based in Subang Jaya, Malaysia, we undertake a wide range of interior design work in Malaysia and abroad. This ranges from complete new concept for retail brands and its restaurants, cafes, stores or kiosks, office premises to complete design and retrofitting of houses and new development. We work with everyone from global brands and boutique offers to start-ups and dynamic individuals. We are proud to be amongst the rare few that truly understand operational issues. TBIA also provides complete design and build services with hands-on approach, sound commercial grounding and a serious commitment to simplicity, quality and innovation.TBIA's founder and chief designer K Teo has worked in architecture and design since 1997. He obtained his Bachelor of Art for interior architecture in England and began his career in London with a design practice specializing in commercial and retail development. K Teo's design projects span Europe, Canada, China, Asia and Australia. K Teo says that while he is passionate about contemporary modern design, function is as important as form, and that creating an environment that is functional for business or comfortable for living is more important for the client. His style is clean, simple and pared-down, with innovative use of materials and combination of naturally available green resources and architecture. Ultimately creating an as green environment where possible.