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Coffee and matcha in the void

Coffee and matcha in the void

Studio SKLIM draws upon concepts of emptiness and negative space to optimise space in a micro café located along River Valley Road, Singapore.

Industrial elegance and Italian heritage in Melbourne’s east: Bicycle Thieves by Pierce Widera

Industrial elegance and Italian heritage in Melbourne’s east: Bicycle Thieves by Pierce Widera

Inspired by the 1984 film masterpiece, Bicycle Thieves is a light-filled eatery that celebrates Italian culture and creates captivating food with a contemporary twist.

The hardest working little café in Randwick

The hardest working little café in Randwick

Architect Ricci Bloch makes the most of High St Society’s compact site, ensuring the high-traffic café offers patrons easy accessibility, clear circulation and a welcoming ambience.

Can design help change perceptions and inspire action? Naim by The Stella Collective steps in the right direction

Can design help change perceptions and inspire action? Naim by The Stella Collective steps in the right direction

Designer Hana Hakim of The Stella Collective hopes the food and design at Middle Eastern café Naim will inspire curiosity and help bridge cultural divides.

The Budapest Café: Wes Anderson eat your heart out at

The Budapest Café: Wes Anderson eat your heart out at

Whoever said blue and green should never be seen? The Budapest Café is inspired by Director Wes Anderson’s distinctive visual style and Melbourne’s signature café culture.

Can A Good Interior Take A Brand From Good To Great?

Can A Good Interior Take A Brand From Good To Great?

Elana Castle interviews Maebe Tetlow-Stuart about Studio Tate’s sophisticated interior for Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters in Darling Square. As expected, their interior is as elevated as the Toby’s Estate coffee-drinking experience itself.

When Clichés Become Cool Again: Workshop Bros By Studio Esteta

When Clichés Become Cool Again: Workshop Bros By Studio Esteta

Studio Esteta’s design of Workshop Bros Glen Waverley will refresh your memories and challenge your perceptions of nostalgic Chinese eateries.

Recline into Luxury

Recline into Luxury

Designed with a sense of luxury, elegance and comfort in mind, Punt brings us the Amor Cortese sofa and chaise lounge collection, designed by Monica Armani

Indesign Specifies: Furniture for Cafe Fit-outs

Indesign Specifies: Furniture for Cafe Fit-outs

Finishing touches are important in any space, and today we look at a selection of furniture perfect for a cafe space.

The Making of INCEPTION: a collaboration for Melbourne Indesign 2014

The Making of INCEPTION: a collaboration for Melbourne Indesign 2014

Café Culture +Insitu with Hot Black and DKO architects create a time lapse video of their installation for The Project at this years Melbourne Indesign.

Cafe Culture + Insitu shine at MID14’s The Project

Cafe Culture + Insitu shine at MID14’s The Project

As if a showroom brimming with beautiful product wasn’t enough, Cafe Culture + Insitu’s installation for The Project at Melbourne Indesign was bright, bold and engaging.

BEHIND THE BRAND: DARØ

BEHIND THE BRAND: DARØ

Since 1969, the Darø vision has been to design lamps which create value and arouse enthusiasm. Design is determined by light, and light is determined by function.

BEHIND THE BRANDS: AUSTRALIAN DESIGNERS

BEHIND THE BRANDS: AUSTRALIAN DESIGNERS

Reflecting the burgeoning talent of local designers and Cafe Culture + Insitu’s commitment to supporting Australian design, the fourth instalment of our Spotlight series explores the philosophy and designs of Christel H, Savage Design and Luschia Porter.

Behind the brand: Zeitraum

Behind the brand: Zeitraum

With roots in Germany, Zeitraum combine a rich knowledge of local timbers with expert workmanship to produce furniture that is both beautiful and durable.

Behind the Brand: HUSSL

Behind the Brand: HUSSL

The HUSSL collection draws inspiration from one of the world’s most beautiful natural environments, resulting in a seamless fusion of top quality workmanship and stunning organic forms.

BEHIND THE BRAND: CASAMANIA

BEHIND THE BRAND: CASAMANIA

Celebrating 30 years of innovative, adventurous design, Casamania has built its reputation on strong collaborations with designers and a clear vision of the company’s values.

PLANK AT MILAN FURNITURE FAIR

PLANK AT MILAN FURNITURE FAIR

PLANK is known for producing distinctive furniture pieces with universal appeal. At Milan Furniture Fair 2014, we meet with PLANK’s General Manager, Michael Plank, who reveals some of the thinking behind the products. Alice Blackwood reports.

Didier’s Fables

Didier’s Fables

With a slew of successful products, collaborations and accolades under his belt, the Melbourne-based designer has reached maturity in his craft, and with it he has achieved a deeper understanding of what draws him to design. Now, in collaboration with Café Culture + Insitu, he is expanding and re-launching three of his key collections.

CAFÉ CULTURE + INSITU MILAN HIGHLIGHTS

CAFÉ CULTURE + INSITU MILAN HIGHLIGHTS

Café Culture + Insitu present their picks from the Milan Design Fair – heading for Australian shores later this year!

CAFE CULTURE PARTNER WITH INSITU

CAFE CULTURE PARTNER WITH INSITU

Café Culture has joined with Insitu Furniture, merging to form a single enterprise known as Café Culture + Insitu.

CAFE CULTURE CELEBRATE SUMMER

CAFE CULTURE CELEBRATE SUMMER

To welcome the summer months, ‘like’ Café Culture on Facebook for your chance to win an outdoor setting including an illuminated bloom pot, Talenti Pretty chairs, Talenti Roy table and Savage Design place mats.

Gradisca from Insitu

Gradisca from Insitu

Billiani is the latest addition to the Insitu collection, offering traditional Italian furniture.

Miniforms from Cafe Culture

Miniforms from Cafe Culture

Clean forms and primary colours from Italian family-owned production house

Ida from Café Culture

Ida from Café Culture

Colourful timber tables inspired by the craft of hand thrown vessels