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Starbucks' New Store In New Orleans Is Designed Like An Old-Fashioned Apothecary
By Loke Shi Ying, 08 Dec 2013
Starbucks’ newest store in New Orleans, USA is designed to resemble an old-fashioned apothecary, as if it belonged to a Louisianan merchant in the early 1900s.
With help from local artists, this store pays tribute to the city’s artistic spirit and its roots as a coffee trading port, and no detail is spared.
Local artisans such as sculptor David Borgerding built chandeliers from old wrought iron gates and vintage horn instruments to remember the city’s mercantile trade and strong jazz roots.
Another local artist Jason Horton created paintings of coffee beans on small block canvases that are on the shelves. Cherrylion Studios worked on the 12 block paintings above the bar to showcase the story of coffee from bean to cup, complementing the special limited edition Starbucks Reserve coffees available at this location.
The back room of the store is more relaxed, with vintage chairs around a communal table and is decorated with a large mural by Atlanta-based artist Tommy Taylor, referencing the Starbucks siren and New Orleans’ shipping past.
[via UR Design, images via Matthew Glac for Starbucks]
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