French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has collaborated with David Edwards, the founder of Le Laboratoire, to launch a new cafe in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Café ArtScience combines …
Café ArtScience combines a restaurant, auditorium, bar, concept store and art gallery into one dynamic venue. Aiming to bring together the atmosphere of a scientific laboratory and literary salon, the cafe is positioned between MIT and Harvard.
Honeycomb shapes run throughout Lehanneur’s interior, used for pendant lighting, wall surfaces and velvet banquette seating. The colour palette mixes cool neutrals with pale wood, deep grey and a rich, almost bacterial green.
Hexagon slate tiles line the central auditorium, creating a writeable wall on which customers can leave comments and staff can fill in details of upcoming events.
The cafe will open for breakfast and run through the day, serving up experimental cocktails in the evening.
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Photos are by Phase One Photography.
640 East Kendall Street, Cambridge, Massachussetts
– Sarah Housley