Swan Cafe, interior design by Haldane Martin, photo by Micky Hoyle

Contemporist: Haldane Martin Have Designed The Newly Opened Swan Cafe In Cape Town

In the Contemporist design blog.

Haldane Martin have recently completed a new café for Cape Town: a traditional French crêperie called Swan Café.

Drawing inspiration from Paris, the interior of the cafe features eye-catching wallpaper features of famous Renaissance paintings, and uses the blue, red and white of the French flag as color highlights.

Copper and brass metallic vintage lights hang throughout, with brass pendants above the main counter.

Blue feather-shaped ceramic tiles create a handcrafted and detailed finish on the main bar and back bar wall in the open-plan kitchen.

This cafe service area features blue feather-shaped ceramic tiles to create a handcrafted and detailed finish.

The bulkhead above the service area hides the ventilation system, and is made from a perforated, patterned, and acoustically treated board in dark blue.

On the floor, simple concrete screed flooring has been combined with custom blue and white hexagon tiles decorated with the cafe’s logo.

Photography by Micky Hoyle | Interior design and furniture by Haldane Martin Iconic Design

Originally published on Contemporist.com, 13 June 2018.