The New 'Connel Coffee' Shop Features Flooring That Runs Up the Counters

By: Katherine Pendrill - Dec 10, 2015
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The new 'Connel Coffee' shop in Tokyo features an interior that combines contemporary features with traditional elegance. There are many people who spend a significant amount of time in coffee shops, which means it is very important for cafes to have a warm and inviting interior. This modern coffee shop invites customers to relax in a space that is both comforting and eye-catching.

The new Connel Coffee shop was designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange and it is located on the second floor of Tokyo's Sogetsu Kaikan building. When renovating the building, the design team kept the walls and ceiling intact, but revamped the old floors and furniture. To give the coffee shop a more modern feel, the designers added a sleek timber floor that extends up the counters. This technique creates consistency and draws attention to the transparent walls that surround the cafe.

This coffee shop renovation demonstrates how simple changes can help to make a space feel more warm and inviting.