RETAIL: A Wes Anderson inspiration at The Budapest Café
It is in Chengdu, China, that a café reminding of the atmosphere of The Budapest Hotel movie, and more generally of its director Wes Anderson, has recently opened its doors: The Budapest Café. Made by the Australian studio Biasol, this unique space offers a playful and minimalist spirit at the same time. Come find out a place made to increase your creativity...
The Wes Anderson style
Since October 2017, the city of Chengdu has among its more interesting places to visit and from an architectural point of view, the Budapest Café. It is very common nowadays to draw inspiration from Wes Anderson's iconic style that he imposed in his work over the years, the aesthetics of his movies being a key element in their success with the general public, as with connoisseurs.
But the designers of the studio Biasol have gone much further than a simple comparison of their work with that of the movie director's: precisely analyzing and decrypting hard what makes a place designed by Wes Anderson so unique, they have been able to get the best, for example, from his use of colors and quirky associations - but yet effective - which are known to him. Here, Biasol opted for a dominant hue of very pale almond green, recalling the sweet and cozy atmosphere of Ladurée, combined with a very feminine candy pink. The mix of the green and blue tones of the chairs Nerd by Muuto help to reinforce the desired surrealist and sculptural style. The Budapest Café is also organized along to a very strict symmetry and one-point perspective, in the same way the director is filming a scene.
In addition, the studio was able to grasp with subtlety, what gives to an Andersonian place something funny, without ever turning ridiculous because the artistic composition presented is always consistent. With a playful and light atmosphere, the Budapest Café is a refreshing place to come, stay and recharge.
A coffee place for millennials?
Completely in keeping with the times with an interior architecture whose strengths are visual and minimalist, The Budapest Café is the ideal place to spend hours for millennials. First of all because this exact café was conceived in order to attract people with an international culture, and with a social radiation - meaning social media - strong and in constant development.
The Budapest Café is a place where you certainly feel good, a place that warms the hearts in cold weather or bleak day. Designed to recharge and makeover - remember that the soothing effects of green are no longer to prove - this place with modern architectural lines is of course made to catch women in its nets. Millennials yes, but girls even more. For who would not imagine, a group of girls for whom trends, new technologies but also artistic inspirations would be the key words?
Inspired by the Melbourne café culture, the studio Biasol has created a subversive place unlike any other, where although a creative and strong branding gesture is warranted, hospitality and consumer needs are far from being set aside.
Wes, if you read this, please come by the Budapest Café!
Photographs by James Morgan
High stools: Meizai / Bubble chair: Eero Aarnio Originals
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