Stairs Café, Mykonos

Stairs is an all-day café-bar situated in the Chora of Mykonos island. Because of its small size, the aim of this project focused on creating an effective design that certainly encompasses layout and space optimization, both for customers and working staff. The main idea of the project concentrates on the wide bar counter that its dual role is to adjust movement in and around the bar and also its position, is the first image that anyone could get from outdoors. Furthermore, storage capacity has been largely improved with the addition of several cabinets around the bar.

The materials that have been used, approach the Cycladic architecture and philosophy, including wood, terazzo tiles, and cane details on the shelves and the custom-made ceiling lights. This combination, highlights even more the green element that appears into the lighted “window”, as it provides a contemporary, artistic and indulgent atmosphere.

What makes this project one-of-a-kind?
The fact that despite its size, Stairs has a dynamic character, as its design creates a space that is familiar with the island’s identity but simultaneously unique and fresh to its visitors.


Penny Batalia


Year of completion

Stairs Café, Mykonos

Total area
25 m2

Alina Lefa

Project Partners

Inalco, Almeco Contract Furniture

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