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Store D04, Sofia

Drekka is simultaneously a coffee and tea shop by a young family business, a feel-good place, and an invaluable source of information on coffee-culture. It is accommodated by a small space with large windows overlooking a quiet street very few steps away bustle of Sofia’s Slaveikov Square. The space consists of two functional parts – the bar where drinks are prepared, and the large marble table room, where workshops for coffee making and various social events are organized. All design elements in the space are a reaction to the objects and rituals it shelters.

What makes this project one-of-a-kind?
Drekka is a big undertaking by a small family business. A productive collaboration between our studio and the client, the project rose to the challenges of a very tight budget, a tiny rented venue with limited options for space modifications, and a hectic design and realization schedule, to become one of Sofia’s most recognized and instantly loved coffee-culture hubs. While it is perhaps the smallest public sphere project we have ever worked on, it seems to be the one embraced by the widest variety of social groups we communicate with.

Credits

Interior
dontDIY

Client
Drekka

Year of completion
2017

Location
Sofia, Bulgaria

Surface
42 m²

Photos
dontDIY studio

Project Partners

Kitchen
Client’s team

Dining
Evroplan (marble table tops)

Lightning
dontDIY (concept) & Dekko (technical consultant)

Flooring
Carpetmax

Wall covering
dontDIY (graphic wall pattern) & Atia Print (wall print)

Metal works (custom lighting pipes & metal structures for furniture suspension)
Plamen Alexandrov – Legal 2007

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