Welcome to a cafe interior that stands out due to its diversity, style and dynamics. Cotta Cafe in Melbourne, Australia was envisioned and implemented by Mim Design as a gathering space where guests can unwind and enjoy good company. The new cafe is described by the designers as a place “providing a warm and rustic interior escape from the hustle and bustle of the West End precinct. Mim Design was contracted to complete the graphics and branding, uniform and packaging design, full accessories styling and visual merchandising, design of custom furniture pieces as well as the full interior design scope.” With a long central isle flanked by tables and plenty of unique decorating items put on display, this cafe is probably considered by most a miniature museum. Imagine being a first time guest here- chances are you will take some time to have a look at all the cool features of this place before deciding which table to occupy. The wonderful mix of materials and textures contribute to Cotta’s powerful design personality, one that will surely stick with the client and make him/her want to return very soon.
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