Gabriel approached us to create a flagship cafe / roasting venue with the aim of bringing specialty coffee to the North Shore, intended as a place not just to buy coffee but imbue the ‘whole coffee’ experience from tastings to roasting. Our involvement early in the development stage provided input on tenancy size, layout, furniture selection and shopfront configuration.
One key element of Dose was to create a feel that the ‘shop’ was there for decades, and that coffee connoisseur were only just discovering it. We set about to find abandoned industrial furniture and re-imagine these in a cafe setting – integrating refrigeration, coffee machines, grinders, cash register and POS systems.
As a labour of love, we designed a series of custom counter lights made of discarded coffee groups fitted with replica Thomas Edison filament bulbs. These were hand made by the team at Luminous Flux.