Interior Design, Build
To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong
Gary Chung & Derek Chan
Ooo is a café located in To Kwa Wan, a calm residential area clustered with some motor-repairing garages. The designer adopted unpretentious design to cohere to the core idea of the café. Ooo stands for “Out of Office”, which aims to be a place for chill-out after work.
Situated at the corner of the street, the café joined 3 shops together. Industrial style is applied with concrete, red bricks and metal, to to create an authentic, natural and relaxed ambience. Most of the folding doors can be opened, not only it connecting the indoor and outdoor, but also allowing interaction with the neighbourhood. Ooo Café is a pet-friendly venue where customers can enjoy relaxing time with their friends and pets.
The café is divided into 3 zones: the low-seating area is set at the outline of the shop; when the black framed sliding doors are opened, customers instantly immerse into a boundless space. The red-brick bar counter is tailored for coffee-lovers to interact with the baristas. The high-seating private corner is set in the inner part for customers to enjoy private moments.
As the only café in the area, the industrial design undoubtedly stands out from the neighbourhood. On the other hand, the unrefined design is integrated to the surroundings, as if a part of the neighbourhood.