To celebrate the launch of Softer Volumes: Cafés—our hardcover book exhibiting beautifully-designed coffee shops around the world—in this article we've highlighted a selection of the best minimalist café designs. Showcased here are pared-back spaces that ensure the focus remains directly on the specialty coffee they serve.
South Korea's coffee scene is thriving. In the capital city of Seoul, customers can take their pick from thousands of coffee shops, and there are plenty more noteworthy outlets throughout the rest of the country. Softer Volumes has put together a selection of some of the best cafés in Seoul—as featured in our recently published book, Softer Volumes: Cafés.
Designed by studio.psd, HOUSE CA3 is a celebration of material and texture. In this dwelling the warm, natural wood is enhanced by the other finishes used, inspiring an appreciation of simple, thoughtful design and natural materials.
In Brussels, B-ILD has created Hodb House; a light, spacious apartment where contrasting materials and use of natural light have turned an industrial unit into a refined and minimal, yet warm, home. Bright white walls and floors are juxtaposed with a mix of light and dark colours and textures.