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Cozy Slowpoke Espresso Cafe Lines Its Walls with Recycled Timber Offcuts
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On June 15, 2011 @ 11:00 pm In carousel showcase,green Interiors,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment
Working with a tight budget, French-born Melbourne-based Anne-Sophie Poirier worked to create an identity through the interior design of the small cafe . Located in Fitzroy, one of the most popular suburbs of Melbourne, Slowpoke Espresso serves up your daily joe plus a menu full of organic food . Poirier made use of offcuts from local furniture makers who use recycled timbers  to decorate a 12 meter long wall in the cafe. The wood offcuts are tightly packed and create a warm, yet puzzling array of wood grains. Some of the larger cuts stick out from the wall and serve as condiment shelves for the small tables.
Recycled wood flooring was used to make the countertops and all the decorations and furniture  were sourced from nearby flea markets. The result is warm, cozy and even a touch bit rustic, all which align with their identity of ‘organic foods and coffee with a smile’.
Poirier even designed their logo and graphics which are displayed on their business cards made from recycled cardboard  (cut by hand and then stamped). To top off this fabulous interior, the cafe’s window sign is lit from within by a lamp that is powered by a solar panel placed on the top of the box.
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 Slowpoke Espresso Cafe: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Slowpoke-Espresso/221714874514535
 Anne-Sophie Poirier of Sasufi: http://www.sasufi.net/architecture.html
 recycled and reclaimed materials: http://inhabitat.com/category/recycled-materials
 cafe: http://inhabitat.com/the-plant-cafe-organic-sfs-ultra-green-restaurant/
 organic food: http://inhabitat.com/tag/organic-food
 recycled timbers: http://inhabitat.com/how-to-make-your-own-recycled-wood-shipping-pallet-dining-table/
 furniture: http://inhabitat.com/category/green-furniture
 recycled cardboard: http://inhabitat.com/tag/recycled-cardboard
 Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2011/06/14/slowpoke-cafe-by-sasufi/
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