Shine on

Business meetings now spill out of the office into cafes, so maintaining a professional aesthetic in the hospitality sector can be important
Cafe Tables Orange and grey chairs and tables chair, furniture, interior design, restaurant, table, black
Cafe Tables Orange and grey chairs and tables

The walls of a busy cafe must be able to withstand a lot of wear and tear, as customers come and go, leaving behind finger marks and the odd upset drink or meal. As Cafe Trends is often used for meeting and greeting clients, keeping the environment looking good is particularly important.

Design company Yellowfox was recently asked to give Cafe Trends an upgrade. It used its associations with renowned companies in the design sector to create a contemporary, high-end design that reflects the clientele of the cafe. Resene was the chosen paint supplier for the project, says Claire Bruford, one of the designers who worked on Cafe Trends.

"Paints were chosen for looks and durability. Resene Enamacryl Metallic waterborne enamel was chosen in areas where we wanted to obtain a metallic effect, such as the curved plaster walls. This product can be used in hard-wearing areas traditionally reserved for solventborne enamels, but unlike with enamels the metallic look is possible. For easy cleaning, the walls were then overcoated in Resene Aquaclear Gloss."


A stonex benchtop in spice, from the colours interior design, window, black
A stonex benchtop in spice, from the colours of the world range by trelise cooper, was chosen for its vibrant shade. Chandeliers add sophistication.

Low-sheen Resene Zylone Sheen was chosen for the banquette seating walls and ceiling. This product produces a surface that is both smooth and tough. Andrea White, another designer on the project, says that for the broadwall areas, Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen waterborne enamel was chosen.

"This is a breakthrough product that brings enamel-style toughness to large areas, allowing a low sheen finish without sacrificing durability. This made it the paint of choice for the larger areas."

All the paints used for this project come from the extensive range of Environmental Choice, low-odour paints from Resene. As a company, Yellowfox is set up to provide a comprehensive service for all design requirements.

A stonex benchtop in spice, from the colours interior design, window, black
A stonex benchtop in spice, from the colours of the world range by trelise cooper, was chosen for its vibrant shade. Chandeliers add sophistication.

"Strong industry associations with high-profile companies in the building sector mean if there is anything we can't provide our clients, we can refer them to a specialist in that field," says White.

For details, contact Yellowfox, phone (09) 525 3450.Email: design@yellowfox.co.nz, or visit the website: www.yellowfox.co.nz.

Mar 28, 2008
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