Our design for Group and Boiler was recently featured in Metro Magazine’s style section: How a Human-Centered Approach To Design Dictates The Look Of This Cafe. The article talks about the motivations behind the new venture, as owner Paolo Yupangco says
We were very happy with the space and people were comfortable. But eventually we wanted to implement new ideas. I wanted to keep the core elements, the same vibe and same feel that people know. I wanted to keep the lights, the bike [on the wall], and the seating. We wanted to keep things the same but level it up
I also shared how we typically start with the design process
We have to always put into consideration the multiple end users of this space. There are the owners, the clients, and the staff. Those things we take into consideration and we put all those points together and find intersections and from there extrapolate the design
And most importantly, we believe that every design project is a conversation with clients. When our design is turned over, it is the start of our client’s story. And so Marianne describes how one should look at their space as they begin to inhabit it:
We tell our clients to not be pressured in filling up a space. Let the space grow with you.
You can read the rest of the feature here: How a Human-Centered Approach To Design Dictates The Look Of This Cafe.