Secret café: City tea shop is a hidden treasure

09 : 07 : 2012 Shopping : Mall : Theatre

São Paulo – Brazilian architect Alan Chu has designed The Gourmet Tea, a hidden tea shop in a São Paulo shopping centre.

The tea shop, the third to open in the region, is inspired by the brand’s brightly coloured packaging. The counter of The Gourmet Tea slides forward from a purple hatch, while the shelving, cupboards and signage are all concealed behind various panels.

An increasing number of interior designs offer the illusion of a stage or set. For more examples, see LS:N Global’s Flatforms design direction in the Inspire section.