September designs airy greenery-filled Kokomo cafe in Vancouver

September designs airy greenery-filled Kokomo cafe in Vancouver

  • Array Tereza

  • 12 months ago

Kokomo is a cafe with a plant-focused menu located in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown neighbourhood. The venue was designed by September, a Vancouver-based architecture and interiors studio.

“The intention of the project was to create a simple and accessible space using natural materials and a modest colour palette that encourages conversation and communal dining. The main feature of the space is a single white concrete communal table. The curved shape of the table encourages socializing and conversations between friends and strangers while the large central planter makes it comfortable for solo diners. The planter is clad in dark wood half-rounds and the curved shape of the table is mirrored by the curve of the service counters. Behind the service counter, the kitchen is visible through a large circular pass. This circular pass mirrors the windows of the adjacent heritage buildings and can be seen from the street. Many original characteristics of the space were left, such as the open facade and stoop as well as the storage mezzanine which is accessed by staff with the help of a ladder. Custom stools and lighting complete the room,” explain Brendan Callander and Shiloh Sukkau, founders of studio

Single concrete communal table
Floor plan