Baker A+D's interior design blends a mixture of clean-lines and texture with a warm and inviting color palette. Custom steel signage and outdoor seating welcome guests into the space while inside a generous concrete counter top provides plenty of bar seating and ample working space for Humble's talented team of baristas. Reclaimed wood is used along the side of the bar and its original paint adds pops of Humble's signature turquoise color throughout. Custom steel shelving lines the walls and displays all the available merchandise while the exposed concrete floors and ceiling structure add to the rustic-industrial feel without overwhelming the comfortable and warm atmosphere.
This little commercial space is just part of the rejuvenation that is beginning to take place on Lomas. As the neighborhood searches for an identity within the greater Albuquerque area Humble Coffee has already made its mark. The next time you stop by Baker A+D be sure to pop-in next door and have a cup.
With the original Olo venue in Nob Hill, Baker A+D worked to develop the brand identity and aesthetic that have become well-known in Albuquerque. The establishment has taken off and led the management to open another location, bringing the diverse tastes of Olo Yogurt Studio to the west side. Many of the design aspects from the first location are manifest in the new Ventana Ranch store, which is slightly larger in size.
With its grand opening in April of 2013, Olo - Ventana Ranch displays the vibrant colors seen in Nob Hill with a similar undulating ceiling pattern, drawing customers back to the yogurt machines. The new locale offers an opportunity to provide even more of the custom flavors that Olo is known for. Baker A+D is thrilled to have played a part in this venture, bringing a new hot spot to Albuquerque's novelty food scene and making Olo Yogurt Studio more accessible to those on the west side.
Featured design elements include a massive cherry tree graphic that adorns a faceted roof/ wall element which draws the customers from the entry to the yogurt wall in the distance. The floors are wood and the wood look is carried up onto the walls to enhance the warm, natural aesthetic. A custom aqua "snake booth" winds its way through the store; the unique configuration allows for various group sizes and encourages customers to share space.
As of this writing, the project has been fully designed, and is now in the permitting process. For additional information about our design process and how Baker A+D can assist you, please call us at 505.254.4697.
The scale is small, but there is no reason the vision must be.
The self-serve yogurt concept calls for a particular circulation pattern in which customers cycle through the space from the dispensers, to the toppings, to the cashier. The ceiling pattern draws customers in from the street to the yogurt selection at the back of the narrow space. The progression of the circulation flow is reinforced through a secondary, more subtle, pattern in the floor.
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