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The design of Iconic Cafe was inspired by the love story of the Indian God Krishna and Radha.
The design of Iconic Cafe was inspired by the love story of the Indian God Krishna and Radha.
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Iconic Cafe

Iconic Cafe is now serving coffee on Lafayette Street in the trendy SoHo neighborhood.

Inspired by the Indian God Krishna and his lover Radha, Iconic Cafe is a contemporary reflection of a timeless love story.

Our journey started with the discovery of a beautiful picture of Krishna and Radha under the moonlight at the demolition site. Our inspiration was the derivative force behind the design concept of the cafe. The result is a well calibrated blend of modern geometry, exposed century-old wood joists, wax finished white oak paneling and amazing artisanal tiles,that will take you to a multi-cultural consciousness in your digitized coffee break.

 
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Status: Built
Location: Manhattan, NY
My Role: Design Principal
Additional Credits: Lena Podeur, junior designer / Kate Glicksberg, photography

 
Successively angled wax finished white oak paneling define the seating banquet.
Successively angled wax finished white oak paneling define the seating banquet.
Inlaid artisanal tiles create a durable version of a delicate fine rug.
Inlaid artisanal tiles create a durable version of a delicate fine rug.
Clean geometries provide a contrast to century-old exposed joists.
Clean geometries provide a contrast to century-old exposed joists.
Embedded white oak seating in the original wall cavities creates extra space in the boutique cafe.
Embedded white oak seating in the original wall cavities creates extra space in the boutique cafe.
Artisanal tiles are carried throughout the custom designed espresso bar.
Artisanal tiles are carried throughout the custom designed espresso bar.

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