About the project
Éclair café is a city cafe with an open counter and a showcase with eclairs, located on the 1st floor in the unique public center “Almet” which is the main cultural and educational project of Almetyevsk. Designed by Studio Shoo, there is a long French sofa in the cafe hall, where the guest can appreciate the city view through the panoramic windows. There is also a round sofa with low lounge tables at the entrance. Small sofas and a round table are situated near the panoramic windows for big companies, friends or colleagues.
In unison with the immense and bright space, the interior is designed in a soft, and at the same time, complex color scheme. Shades of terracotta, olive and mustard (brownish-yellow) are unwittingly associated with eclairs. Soft flowing forms of all interior elements – suspended lighting installations, backs of sofas, server stations, pots for greenery, poufs, and even slats under the underframe for tables also find echoes with the main confectionery of the project.
To emphasize the height of the room, floor lamps were designed to add volume to the space, as well as warm and dim light, creating a pleasant and engaging atmosphere for guests. All furniture is designed according to STUDIO SHOO sketches. Only natural and tactile materials were used for the decoration – marble, solid oak, rattan and velours.