Cafe by THETSU
Design by: Maria + Al Tsudon, THETSU
Location: Queensland, Australia
Staron Application: Quench Juice Bar
???? Staron Design Award Winner 2016 – Commercial Category
Quench owners Mitch Love + Darren Frame, are particularly passionate about their product and wanted their attention to detail and high-quality focus to be reflected in the new design. As the conceptual direction started to evolve, the ‘Lime Slice’ became a symbolic representation of all the business values which are focused around offering a slightly more daring, fresh, organic, and vibrant experience for the consumer.
The ‘lime pith’ pattern was translated visually by overlaying 6mm Staron® in Bright White onto a striking green glass facade that encloses a predominantly black, timber and steel tenancy. With a strong focus on sustainability, THETSU sought to ensure optimal material use and minimal waste, deciding to divide the entire pattern into a Staron skeletal structure, tiled and cut, then mounted directly onto the front face of the glass. The back of the glass showcases an identical pattern cut from white vinyl and mounted on the tenancy interior. Connective spines of Staron® are featured throughout the food/product pass to maintain the pattern integrity around the entire space.
Maria + Al had previously worked with Staron with brilliant success and knew that the quality, flexibility, and smooth finish was exactly what was needed to bring the design vision to life. Staron was used to create the skeletal structure of the lime theme perfectly, while also being resilient to wear and easy to clean. Additionally, the simple maintenance of Staron® was a key deciding factor in THETSU’s material choice, as juice bar tenancies emit a significant amount of acidity into the air, so a product with high resilience and easy maintenance was imperative.
Since re-opening, the refreshed Quench juice bar has captivated crowds and re-established the tenancy’s place as a local favourite in the urban feasting scene. The project’s success was also made possible by Lamberts Design and Construction, who took care of fitout and Select Shopfitters Australia who CNC milled the Staron® Design.
Staron Solid Surface Selection:
Bright White* (BW010)
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