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Minimalist Tea Lounges

The Gourmet Tea Lounge in Sao Paulo is Colorful and Chic

— February 16, 2015 — Lifestyle
The Gourmet Tea Lounge and Shop in Sao Paulo, Brazil is the latest collaboration between the brand and architect Alan Chu. The new shop and lounge is located in a previously unoccupied space that Chu overhauled to create a bright and minimalist café space that is both laid back and warm.

The Gourmet Tea Lounge space is long and rectangular, which Chu has made the most of with bright white brick walls and natural lighting that opens up the lounge and makes it appear larger, as well as having added long communal tables. The white décor also gives the brand's colorful merchandise the backdrop it deserves.

The colorful shop is a great example of even a small space being turned into a intimate retail experience that stays true to the brand.
Trend Themes
1. Bright White Brick Walls - Using bright white brick walls as a minimalist design element can create a sense of space and openness in small retail environments.
2. Long Communal Tables - Incorporating long communal tables in tea lounges can promote a sense of community and encourage social interactions among customers.
3. Intimate Retail Experiences - Transforming small spaces into intimate retail experiences has the potential to create unique and memorable shopping environments.
Industry Implications
1. Interior Design - Interior design professionals can explore the use of bright white brick walls as a design trend to optimize small retail spaces.
2. Hospitality - The hospitality industry can incorporate long communal tables in tea lounges to enhance social engagement and create a unique experience for guests.
3. Retail - Retailers can focus on creating intimate retail experiences in small spaces to differentiate their brand and attract customers seeking personalized shopping experiences.
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