30, Sep 2019 | Inspirations
The summer might be over but that doesn’t mean that you have to stop eating ice-cream. Those sweet treats feel good even on a rainy day, so why stop eating them at all? Especially when you just love the mood set by the decor in your favourite ice-cream joint. What most people don’t realize is that these places give the perfect inspiration for your own interior decor, especially for the kids’ spaces. Thus, we’ve collected our seven favourite places to inspire you today. Check’em out!
Cut-out clouds and pastel-blue walls form a whimsical backdrop to the London store of Milk Train, a brand that has become increasingly popular on Instagram for its wacky ice cream offerings. FormRoom interpreted the brand’s name into train-like seating booths, departure board-style menus and overhead shelves that display prop suitcases. Travel-related puns dotted about the interior in neon signage also encourage visitors to snap images and share on the photo-sharing app.
This cloud lamp is made in an innovative material, created by Circu, designed in several layers and fine coating with a fire retardant. Inside, it has a light and sound system are controlled by a mobile app (Ilight) or a remote with several options: choice of music, light effects, and sleep time. The cloud lamp has an RGB light and speakers. The sound system can be controlled by a mobile app that connects with the cloud lamp by Bluetooth. You can choose the music you want to play on your smartphone. The app has also a sleep assistant. The light system can be controlled by a mobile app or with remote control. You can choose the colour, the intensity of the light and lighting effects.
Described by Asthetique as a “mental holiday”, the interiors of Ice Scream feature neon geometric shapes, palm trees and rounded furniture inspired by Memphis design and the kitsch style of the 1950s. Employees make the store’s nitrogen-based desserts behind a hand-painted counter at the rear of the store. The machine is backed by a striking mint-green arch fitted with colour changing rainbow-LED strips, encouraging visitors to photograph and film the manufacturing process.
Japanese studio Torafu Architects used three flooring finishes – patterned tiling, blue-grey linoleum and timber parquet – to delineate different zones inside Tokyo’s experimental ice cream parlour, Snow Picnic. Anatomical drawings of animals have been mounted on the walls in a nod to the scientific processes store employees use to make liquid-nitrogen ice cream.
One Design Office employed Studio Twocan’s special concrete layering technique to create the technicolour service bar of Scroll Ice Cream, which sits inside a Melbourne shopping centre. Vibrant teal-blue and off-white concrete mixtures were poured on top of yellow and pink in the formwork mould, reminiscent of “icy layers of flavours and fruits”.
Shiny convex mirrors decorate the millennial-pink and baby-blue interior of Dyce, an ice cream parlour in London’s Marylebone neighbourhood. Designed to be both “unexpected and immersive”, space features a mix of Instagrammable and surrealist features – its curved floor and two-tiered seating are meant to resemble melting the ice cream, while subtly nodding to the work of artist Salvador Dali.
Visitors can experience the feeling of stepping inside a multilayered ice-cream cake when entering Tokyo’s Glace et Chocolat, designed by Nendo. The store’s gently curving walls are composed of layers of soil in varying brown tones, each mixed with fine aggregate to create a smooth, ice cream-like texture.
Canadian studio Scott & Scott breathed new life into an old warehouse in Vancouver by transforming the industrial space into a liquid-nitrogen ice cream shop. Durable steel sheets have been used to clad several of the store’s fixtures, resulting in an overall pared-back aesthetic. The studio was also hoping that the galvanised surfaces would also act as a comic reference to “sticking your tongue to the steel guard on a ski lift”.
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