In December 2017 HOP was asked to design an interior for the community named "Public". Public got its hands on a beautiful empty space on the ground floor of the BeMine building (right behind the Adam Tower). The space needed everything: a floor, ceiling, interior walls, electricity, plumbing, bespoke furniture and so on. HOP designed every last bit of it, including the custom ceiling lighting.
Together with Public's strong vision HOP created an open plan layout with a centralized and low bar to achieve openness and transparency. The space is built up out of lively texturized floors, walls, ceilings and bar cladding. The common chairs and tables in the space are of elegant Italian design but in contrast to this minimalist and industrial approach HOP created "vintage islands" with old school (mostly danish) furniture, hereby breaking up the space in several other spaces. These islands pop up in three different locations and are bordered by eclectic-style custom sized carpets.
HOP designed everything down to the last detail
A custom-made table with birch trees
Public Space is more than a specialty coffee bar. It is a destination. It is humble and hospitable. It is a place and a space for everyone.