Contemporary interior composed by a play of tiles and inspired by the Mediterranean sea, the Paras Café is positioned in cosmopolitan Shanghai and influenced by modern urban dynamics. An intriguing blend in between modern shapes, a variety of geometrical components and effectively-measured color patterns the room interior provides clear-lined stylistic and fresh ambiance.
The blend of blue and white tiles evokes the soothing spirit of the Mediterranean coast with its white sands and deep blue sea. This colour mixture is not only calming but also fresh and has a vitalizing projection on the mood improvement – so a ideal ambiance for coffee and pleasant chat.
The architects from the Swimming Pool Studio had stroked a intelligent stability among urban dynamics and contemporary elegance, in between unostentatious materials: like plane cement, ceramic tiles, and metal noble selections like the wood and the marble counter-leading on the reception desk, which becomes a central focal level of the design and style composition.
Playful factors like the unusual geometrical shapes of the metal lattice that hangs from the ceiling, the 3D projections of the tile arrangement, the colorful introduction on the front desk and its tile pavement give a distinctive style and memorable character to the decor composition. The juxtaposition of the round glass elements (mirrors and glass ball lamps) is a dynamic twist of the interior decor scheme that brings a harmonizing balance of shapes. This present day cafe interior decoration is an outstanding example of how much today’s urban design can accomplish with only one particular materials decision – in this situation the ceramic tile arrangement. Photography by Peter Dixie