Photography: One Space Design

With its seemingly hand-carved openings and cave-like interior, Jú Café in China’s Chengdu City is part Flintstones and part dream of the future.

Local studio One Space Design overhauled the Sichuan space, which takes up just 99 sq m at the base of a block of flats. The cafe is decked out in a uniform, buttery mushroom shade and is lit with stripes of neon light that change colour at night.

Studio founder Denny Ho designed almost all of the furniture inside the space, creating stools that are reminiscent of oversized chess figures, and tables that come down from the ceiling like huge stalactites.

Light comes in from the Chengdu cafe’s unusually organic-looking windows, which look like they’ve been sculpted directly into the wall.

Oval window openings and pillars evoke an ancient troglodyte dwelling
Photography: One Space Design
Photography: One Space Design
Light comes in from the Chengdu cafe’s unusually organic-looking windows, which look like they’ve been sculpted directly into the wall.
Photography: One Space Design
Photography: One Space Design

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