Six Degrees were engaged in this pro‑bono project to design a new café for STREAT, a social enterprise dedicated to providing training and employment for young people who are or are at risk living on the street.
The design intent is to make simple raw materials into intriguing objects. Materiality is expressive, using Truform structural timbers as three dimensional, decorative surfaces, with strong colours and shapes based on utilitarian origins of structural coding.
Seating is custom designed and also uses simple Truform structures with soft leather seat tops for comfort. The elements are resolved in section to add mass and texture to the forms. The overall visual effect is one of relaxed earthy textures, with a delicate Art