Coffee and Literature Stand / Clavel Arquitectos

  • 03 Jan 2013
  • Selected Works Structures
© David Frutos Ruiz

Architects: Clavel Arquitectos
Location: Plaza del Cardenal Belluga, ,
Architect In Charge: Manuel Clavel Rojo
Collaborators: David Pérez Martíne, Ricardo Carcelén González, Mauricio Méndez Bustos, David Hernández Conesa
Area: 40 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: David Frutos Ruiz

The company Cafés Salzillo, for their participation in “Coffee and Literature Week”, asked us to build a stand that could be easily and quickly assembled, as it was only going to be used for 4 days at the most. Its purpose was, above all, to promote the company’s special coffee called baroque.

© David Frutos Ruiz

The tridimensional frontage constructed with the word “café”, lent a certain intimacy to the reading area, and was situated opposite the imposing baroque façade of the Murcia’s cathedral, designed by Jaime Bort, and on the other side, a coffee machine was installed for demonstrations, together with a small retail outlet. The stand can be easily dismounted and re-assembled for similar exhibitions.

© David Frutos Ruiz

The word “literatura”, was built with separate letters that were used as tables for client’s use when savoring a coffee. Thus, the space worked both as a showcase and as a place to relax.

© David Frutos Ruiz

Depending on the event, the stand can be easily transformed to suit the occasion.


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  • Arighna M

    I wonder what material was used for the giant words.

    • A Righnam

      just take a look at the photos: it is eps insulation material.