Just because color decorating trends are forecast to turn their backs on pastels in 2018 doesn’t mean the soft-tinted hues will be short on admirers. They’ll still receive plenty of love from those who prefer tones that whisper instead of shout, like the subtle colors that accent this Wes Anderson flick-inspired café in China.
Melbourne studio Biasol is responsible for giving The Budapest Café in Chendu the charming, pastel treatment, which shows up in its green, gray and pink interior decor.
Anderson is famous for directing The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel from which the Chinese café takes its name and colorful cues.
Mostly muted and minimalist in style, the café features standout accessories and design details that add flair to its overall subtle aesthetic, including a carefully placed zig zag pattern on the banister, on a wall and in the bar area. Arches are prevalent throughout, forming doorways and chair backs in the tiered seating area and sprucing up the inset bar. Marble surfaces, unique hanging light fixtures and a scene-stealing original Eero Aarnio Bubble chair perfectly enhance the café’s quaint environment. To top it all off, the dazzling pink mosaic décor in the bathroom makes us feel not-so-weird about wanting to linger in there a little longer than necessary.
Of its exceptionally chic pastel project, Biasol writes:
Inspired by Wes Anderson’s distinctive visual style and Melbourne’s café culture, our fresh and modern interpretation is defined by design, materiality and brand. The Budapest Café is designed to feel feminine and fun, and layers, elevations and surprising design features encourage customers to explore and physically engage with the space. The concept, colors and details continue through the branding, which is integrated into the design of the café to contribute to the imaginative and evocative space.
If you’re wild about pastels and Wes Anderson films, The Budapest Café is obviously the perfect place to grab your next latte.