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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Grand Café Lochergut in Zürich, Switzerland by Dyer-Smith Frey

 
July 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Dyer-Smith Frey

For the interior design of Grand Café Lochergut Design Duo DYER-SMITH FREY created a contemporary interpretation of the Parisian coffeehouses in the 50ies.

On almost 130 square meters, encirled by generous window facades, the Grand Café Lochergut located at Badenerstraße in Zurich performs as a perfect “See and be seen” venue.

Image Courtesy © Nico Schaerer

Image Courtesy © Nico Schaerer

  • Architects: Dyer-Smith Frey
  • Project: Grand Café Lochergut
  • Location: Zürich, Switzerland
  • Photography: Nico Schaerer
  • Building area: 130 sqm

Image Courtesy © Nico Schaerer

Image Courtesy © Nico Schaerer

For this project, the owner – Restaurateur Yves Niedermayr, Furniture Dealer Adil Pajaziti and Interior Designer James Dyer-Smith incorporated their core competence perfectly. The result: a mixture of well-proven coffeehouse tradition, state-of-the-art design and contemporary cuisine. Culinary delights meets uncomplicated coffehouse ambience.

Grand Café Lochergut provides different seating-areas: the bar, by the window, the lounge or the sun terrace. The dining area shapes the center of the room. Its social table offers uncomplicated encouters to the people from the quarter.

Three concise, rectangular columns and a generous, elongated bar structures the Grand Café. The interior concept is characterized by dark, vertically processed oak square timber and luxurious brass. The bar, accentuated by four chandeliers, is the visual focus of the Grand Café.

The rear steel-shelf-construction for the bar’s bottles allows a view into the open kitchen. The warm, earthy color scheme is complemented by a bright, geometric wallpaper and armchairs made of gray suede. The furniture reflects these leading design elements: tables made form stained oak with brass milled edges, bar stools and benches in dark tufted leather.

The Grand Café shows a diverse, vibrant design-concept that unites bar, bistro, café and restaurant. A place in the quarter for the quarter.

Image Courtesy © Dyer-Smith Frey

Image Courtesy © Dyer-Smith Frey

About Dyer-Smith Frey

As interior designers James Dyer-Smith and Gian Frey create room concepts that convinces with a significant and emotional character and with stylish and simple solutions. This design approach is reflected by the furniture collection “DSFCOLLECTION”. The unpreten- tious furniture and objects of the collection themes «The Collection 01», «Playful Creation» and «Penthouse», are exclusively produ- ced in Switzerland and stand for traditional craftsmanship and high qualitative material.

James Dyer-Smith und Gian Frey both studied at Zurich School of Arts Product and Industrial Design. Trained carpenter James Dyer-Smith worked at MACH Architecture in Zurich und for Tyler Brulé in London.

Gian Frey worked for Christophe Marchand Product Development in Zurich, at Architectural Digest Magazine (AD) in Munich and at Matteo Thun & Part- ners in Milan. DYER-SMITH FREY was founded in 2010, after having successfully cooperated for the project „Monkey Bar“ at Zurich Niederdorf.

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