Winner of the 2017 Commerce Design Awards, Sputnik was asked to design the interior of Thom Bargen’s second location at the corner of Graham and Kennedy Avenue.
installation of Thom Bargen Coffee’s second store was an opportunity to re-animate a commercial corner with a
business that welcome engagement with street life. Early renderings by the landlord, provided to
the Thom Bargen Coffee, did not offer much hope of creating a valuable relationship
between the interior spaces and the vibrant sidewalk life that is critical to
the operation of any great coffee shop.
The green wall on the inside of the shop will survive happily due to the
“concessions” made by the landlord to open up the façade and allow more natural
light to enter the store.
the store the material pallet used is natural, earthy and authentic. Prior to taking over the space the owner’s
of Thom Bargen Coffee were interested in maintaining some of the rawness of the
old sowing factory that existing in a bygone era, but wanted to create a space
that was clean, refreshing, and spoke to the wonder of a perfect pull of
coffee. The same care the owners take in
choosing their coffee beans went into choosing furniture, equipment, finishes,
fixtures, and placing these elements in an arrangement that was both highly
functional and appealing to the senses.