Creative Café Design Inspired by a Library in New York

Creative Café Design Inspired by a Library in New York

This amazing interior design idea comes from Nema Workshop and belongs to a small Espresso Café located on Madison Avenue, in New York City. The idea was to create a strong identity for the bar that would immediately stand out and be easily recognized. Here is more information from the architects: “Inspired by the nearby Bryant Park Library, Nema Workshop designed a store that is straightforward in a simple twisted way – take a library and turn it SIDEWAYS. The booklined shelves become the floor and ceilings and wood floor ends up on the walls meanwhile the pendants protrude sideways from the wall. To achieve the books shelves on the floor, the space is lined with sepia-toned full size photograph of books printed on custom tiles.” We consider this idea to be bold, original and highly inspirational, but we have to say we would have liked this unusual café better if those library prints were real books- well, the ones on the walls at least.


  • Darren October 20, 2010 at 10:50 AMLogin to Reply →

    That’s very creative indeed. Also very targeted, I believe the interior design has a big influence in people choosing in which coffee they’ll go. If nothing, it’s a great inspiration for people like me planning of opening coffee bars in Eastern European countries :)

  • suvarna October 20, 2010 at 12:16 PMLogin to Reply →


  • Julia October 20, 2010 at 18:36 PMLogin to Reply →

    It’s very creative but I think I would get nausea.

  • creative design October 21, 2010 at 08:32 AMLogin to Reply →

    It’s really very original idea. It seems that you are standing in some “other space”. But also this cafe is not for everyone, not everyone is ready to enjoy the evening in such unusual and stylish atmosphere.

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  • Duri October 22, 2010 at 02:34 AMLogin to Reply →

    This is a GREAT idea. Nausea? How about overwhelmed with awesomeness… I think.

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  • Alex October 23, 2010 at 09:38 AMLogin to Reply →

    Confusing…but im sure this will attract a lot of customers

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  • Graeme Lyall November 7, 2010 at 15:12 PMLogin to Reply →

    I hate it! Expect of course in a way I love it … The books and the looks of a library are powerful … but please just make it right, with shelves and books you can actually pick up and read! Visit the Union Rooms in Newcastle (England) and visit elegant rooms at least one of which is decorated with real books – a fantastic treat.

  • Mohit May 20, 2011 at 06:40 AMLogin to Reply →

    nice designs