STORY COFFEE & FOODSTORE - CHRIS CONNELL

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The warm timber interior of Story Coffee & Foodstore provides a welcoming retreat from the concrete corporate towers of Melbourne’s Docklands. The interior is by the wonderful  Chris Connell Design and our custom lighting plays a key role in creating its intimate atmosphere.

Chris Connell Design is responsible for the elegant interior of some of Melbourne’s hospitality institutions, such as Café e Cucina, Mr Wolf and Il Bacaro, which was inducted into the Design Hall of Fame at last year’s East Drink Design Awards.

In addition to hospitality designs, this Melbourne-based architecture and interior design studio has been creating beautiful retail and residential spaces for almost 30 years. Design director Chris Connell is also co-founder of MAP international furniture and designs timeless, simple pieces with a strong attention to detail and a clear respect for materials.

The Story Coffee & Foodstore exhibits the same qualities. Located on the ground level of the NAB building development in the Docklands, it is part of the Dukes Coffee family of cafes, which Chris Connell also designed.

The latest Dukes addition to the Docklands features smooth wooden panels and soft lighting via custom brass feature pendants that we had the pleasure of creating for Chris Connell Design.

Made from spun brass with a contrasting black paint feature, the pendants complement the warm timber interior and add to the café’s elegant atmosphere.