Polish architects xm3 have designed a cafe with a cave-like interior in Łódź, a city aspiring to become the fashion, design and film capital of Poland. The space is almost entirely enfolded by plywood ribs that form the contours of the ‘cave’. Where wall surfaces are exposed they are left unfinished with patches of plaster and cement visible creating a raw, edgy feel.
The sculptural ply lattice theme is carried through to the furniture: coffee tables are made of plywood grids with glass tops. Bare light bulbs dangle nonchalantly above the space, completing the effortlessly cool interior. Images via Dezeen.