architectural & urban design studio





electric architects were entrusted with the complete interior and concept rebranding of the “avobar” healthy food and specialty coffee restaurant chain. the first restaurant with the new design concept was built in abu dhabi's yas mall. the goal was to convey the brand identity and values through a bright and welcoming interior with eye-catching statement pieces.

overall, the space is conceived with a monotone color palette in shades of concrete and stainless steel. the main accent and centerpiece is the yellow irregularly shaped bar made of separate objects of different heights and volumes. each piece has its specific function, serving as a counter, display, or an ice tub for freshly squeezed juices in bottles.

while keeping the area open and spacious, several semi-isolated corners emerge to create private seating areas for the discerning local customers. these corners are created by glass block curtains or the positioning of benches opposite each other.

the furniture choice was simple: they were either custom-designed and made seating or design classics that perfectly symbolize the idea of a chair as an object. the cafe is illuminated by a large central circular strip with stainless steel projectors and beautiful wall lamps by mario tsai studio.

the seating areas are mainly concentrated around the edges, with only one long floating table of stainless steel resting on a concrete base located in the center of the cafe space.