Kuwait – % Arabica is bringing a stripped-back coffee shop experience to the Middle East.
The Arabica Coffee brand is based in Kyoto, Japan, and has been expanding its shops throughout Asia and Europe. For its latest % Arabica opening, on the coast of Kuwait, the brand asked Japanese design studio Nendo to design a striking store with a contemporary, pared-back interior.
The luxurious interior, punctuated by gold-tone details, is designed to reinforce the quality of the brand’s coffee. Reflecting the design of an amphitheatre, the seating comprises stair-like tiers, encouraging interaction between customers and baristas.
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