Jaipur café uses Yellow cedar for interiors

Interior designers and architects in India have begun to include softwood species in their designs in an effort to modernise appearances. Yellow cedar, a softwood species from British Columbia (Canada), was recently used in the interior finishing of a coffee shop project in Jaipur.

A technical collaboration between FII India (better known as Canadian Wood) and The Town Coffee Gourmet Espresso Bar in Jaipur (Rajasthan) enabled the project to feature Yellow cedar in furniture, window frames, panelling, doors, and door frames, among other interior applications.

Mr. Rajeev Singh, the designer for the project, has a passion for hospitality and was aware that the interior design of the retail establishment would be essential for a holistic client experience. Town Coffee Gourmet Espresso Bar is his first project, which is a testament to his expertise in retail design.

It makes sense that his first location was a major draw for young people looking for a place to hang out and unwind at Jaipur’s first themed coffee shop.

Client experience

It is important for a retail establishment to provide a positive client experience in the current era of “experiential purchase”. The interior layout of a retail establishment can have a big impact on how customers behave and feel. It is an elusive yet very important prerequisite.

While developing the project, Rajeev was hunting for wood with a light, smooth finish that would go well with the shop’s dark interior walls. When he went to the showroom of the nearby stockist, Tambi Timbers, FII India gave him a technical rundown of the available goods and showed him a selection of B.C. species.

FII was consulted before finally deciding on Yellow cedar for the project because of its strength and aesthetic qualities. The project had a very successful outcome: Park Hospitality was happy with the aesthetic and performance of the project.

More in use

Nowadays, sustainable materials are preferred for projects by architects, designers and clients alike. This fact fits nicely with the use of Canadian wood species for a variety of purposes. Designers and woodworking professionals find it to be the best option because of its additional benefits – such as being seasoned, certified and ready for use.

The use of Yellow cedar in Town Coffee Gourmet Espresso Bar serves as an excellent showcase for British Columbian wood species, and it has proven to forge significant relationships with local developers keen to use Canadian Wood species and expertise in upcoming projects.

Rajeev, the designer, is keen on using Canadian wood species again for his projects because it has already been tried and tested. He is pleased with the results and already working on many other restaurants. It stimulates him to come up with fresher concepts.

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