Hestia tearoom

Hestia tea room – Interior design

Architects: Larose McCallum Architects

Mechanical / Electrical: Desjardins Expert Conseil

Contractor: Construction Anjinnov

Photographic credits: Marc Cramer

Location: Montreal, QC

Floor area: 500 sq.ft. (47 sqm)

Number of floors: 1

Status: design 2012 completion 2013

Essence

The clients found a small commercial space on Guy Street and want to open a tearoom. They wish to distinguish themselves from the traditional tearoom and target the young and hip university clientele of this sector of the city. The objective was to enhance the experience of tea itself in order to fully appreciate its color and aroma. Through the use of materials or textures, each element that composes this narrow space aims to heighten the sensorial experience of drinking tea.

The counter is built using fine strips of different essences of wood evoking the different kinds of tea offered and presented on the wall behind the counter. On the floor, large ceramic tiles with random graphic patterns contribute to distort the notion of scale of this small space and add a touch of fantasy to the whole in an unconventional manner. The lighting is minimalistic and also contributes to create the ambiance and heighten the overall experience of drinking tea.ional manner. The lighting is minimalistic and also contributes to create the ambiance and heighten the overall experience of drinking tea.

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