Building on the success of its first two outlets, Café Nuances has once again enlisted the creative support of Studio Uchronia with the opening of its new coffee shop. This time, on rue de la Tremoille, in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.
From an aesthetic point of view, this new address picks up on the visual cues of the second shop, accentuating the brand’s colourful, futuristic retro universe, but has its own distinct twist. On the outside, the immaculate white façade contrasts with the interior, which has been crafted to intrigue passers-by, inviting them to be "carried away by the gaiety that reigns there".
The colours of the gradations were inspired by the recent travels of Uchronia’s founder, Julien - a nod to the sunsets that can be seen from the Tunisian desert - a veritable ode to the gentleness of summer days. The gradations on the walls and floor work together to draw the eye to the stainless steel counter, overlooked by orange lacquered shelves, a signature of the brand’s boutiques.
To further set it apart from the other sites, Uchronia has used inventive materials such as a gradated lava stone for the floor and stainless steel-effect fabric for the benches. Uchronia’s Bisous stools take up the curved shapes of the bench, and modulate the space thanks to their dual function: they can be used as stools or coffee tables.
Finally, unlike its two big sisters, whose interiors feature striated shapes, here the polymirror tiles are complemented by half-spheres in saturated colours, accentuating the dreamlike feel of the coffee shop. They create the illusion of floating balls, which could, the brand believes, "easily be mistaken for Saturn". When it comes to coffee with a helping of good vibes on the side, it doesn't get much better than this.