Gypsy Place Coffee Cambridge
We love projects as unique and different as we are. Gypsy Place Coffee in Cambridge certainly fits that description. One of our first Design-Build restaurants, this space provided a number of challenges, including a tight budget. A little creativity and collaboration can make a big difference though. Early conversations in the design process revolved around the free spirit of the space and embodying The Gypsy Soul.
A free soul, wild, unafraid, and without boundaries.
These were the beginnings of our design for the 900 square foot flagship location at the corner of Hampshire Street and Windsor Street. The “embracing of chaos by finding beauty in imperfection” led us to finding ways to use the existing imperfections of the space as an advantage rather than a hinderance. Instead of hiding old holes in the floor, replacing missing sections of the tin ceiling, or installing new storefront, we highlighted these blemishes. This was just as true in our material choices for the front counter and the standing height tables. The front counter treatment was made from old shipping pallettes that were broken up, cut down, and reorganized in a parquet pattern. We wanted to keep the age and the “mess” of the original pallettes, so they were treated and sealed without any sanding or staining, letting their true essence come through. Even the display boxes dotting the front were made from old pallettes. Topping off the design is a collection of Bohemian inspired lighting, furniture and décor to add warmth and love to the space.
“Life can be messy, but that’s what makes life exciting and beautiful.” That is if you have The Gypsy Soul.
AWARDS & PR
-Eater Boston A New Cambridge Café Gives a Sneak Peek at Menu