Interior design of the % ARABICA New York Dumbo Roastery.
brick wall, reclaimed oak wood floor, vibrated aluminum and Corian counter, blown glass lamp with brass deflectors (exclusive collaboration ciguë x Viabizzuno), custom-made glass wall sconces.
Total area: 120 sqm
Client: % Arabica
© photo: Bruno Giliberto
ciguë has designed the interior of the first New York coffee roastery run by the Japanese brand % ARABICA.
Established by Kenneth Shoji ten years ago, the brand brings together craft and high-tech in its quest to explore the world. Here % ARABICA grinds its aromatic roasts in a space whose wide arched windows look out onto the Dumbo district in Brooklyn.
Both technical and handcrafted, the space features a Probat coffee roaster — hand-assembled since 1920 — behind a long aluminum counter whose sturdy form contrasts with the arabesques of the blown glass lamp 7 meters long that hangs above it, made in exclusive collaboration with Viabizzuno. A few wall lamps made of Chemex glass filter coffee jugs punctuate a sleek, understated space that is flooded with light, where red brick and a wooden floor are the only reminders of the neighborhood’s industrial past.