not just for the coffee

March 8, 2011 § Leave a comment


While Starbucks may be reigning supreme, nothing can take away the love for an upscale coffee shop

Introducing… D’Espresso

With two New York City locations (Lower East Side and Midtown), D’Espresso is not your typical coffee shop. Laid to resemble a library turned on it’s side, a visit to D’Epresso is worth much more than just a cup of coffee.

exterior shot of D’Espresso- love the all glass facade

A close up shot of this espresso bar shows the concept of the library turned sideways. Love the chevron wooden “floors” on the left wall. Also love the how the book shelves wrap all around onto the ceiling to create even more of a dramatic design.

Above is a close up of the tile, created by Imagine Tile, made to resemble filled bookshelves

Even the food and drink are displayed beautifully. The glass encasements show off the sandwiches like works of art. Also notice how the lights jut out from the “ceiling”.  The concept of library turned on its side is truly carried out in every design decision.

D’Espresso will definitely be on my list of places to visit next time I’m in the city!

I love to see businesses challenging the norm in the world of retail design

I hope you all get to visit too!


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