A Shaker-Inspired Cafe in Portlandia

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When Canteen owner Brian Heck hired Von Tundra to design the interiors of his vegetarian cafe, the goal was "to appropriate the language of mobility" (as a nod to Heck's Sip juice and smoothie carts). Portland, Oregon-based design collective Von Tundra (consisting of Dan Anderson and Chris Held, classmates at Oregon College of Art and Craft) looked to the Shakers for inspiration, creating a wrap-around peg system from which they suspended menus, storage cubbies for provisions, and even magazine racks.

For more, go to Canteen.

Canteen Cafe Portland Exterior Remodelista

Canteen Cafe Portland Exterior Remodelista

Above: The cafe's exterior is painted a deep dark gray; photo by Michael A. Muller for Kinfolk.

Canteen Cafe Portland Outdoor Seating Remodelista

Canteen Cafe Portland Outdoor Seating Remodelista

Above: Von Tundra devised a mastermix of outdoor seating: cedar stumps, concrete cylinders, wood tables, metal office stools, plus one "big-ass cedar log."

Canteen Cafe Portland Peg Storage Remodelista

Canteen Cafe Portland Peg Storage Remodelista

Above: A trio of industrial cage pendant lights provides interior illumination.

Canteen Cafe Pendant Lights Remodelista

Canteen Cafe Pendant Lights Remodelista

Canteen Cafe Marble Counter Remodelista

Canteen Cafe Marble Counter Remodelista

Above: A curved, polished marble bar.

Canteen Cafe Shaker Shelving Remodelista

Canteen Cafe Shaker Shelving Remodelista

Above: Von Tundra created cafe-style built-in banquette seating.

Canteen Portland Shaker Hooks Remodelista

Canteen Portland Shaker Hooks Remodelista

Above: A blackboard menu suspended from a peg.

Canteen Cafe Portland Magazine Holders Remodelista

Canteen Cafe Portland Magazine Holders Remodelista

Above: Custom magazine racks.

To see more, go to Von Tundra in Portland, Oregon.

 

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