Cafe 21

Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA

The owners allowed us to execute our design intent within their budget by building the majority of the project ourselves. We constructed the tables, bar-face, bar, ceiling panels, low walls, wood shelves, light boxes, display cases and more.  We developed patterns based on Azerbaijani rugs and used that to create the ceiling panels, bar panels, and the metal screens used throughout the project.  If you look closely, you can see the connection in the details and the contractsing materials we used.  If you take all of your time looking around, you are missing out on some great food.


Ceiling Panels

We used inexpensive materials to create the panels and CNC'd a version of the rug pattern in the panels.  We used the same pattern to create a plastic form we used for form-work for the bar face.