Canterbury College contacted Rap to revamp their campus café, which had become tired, drab and dated after years of use. In addition to modernising the café aesthetically, Rap were responsible for making it more functional for the catering students who work there.
Rap’s interior designers from Kent started by creating a 3D design, which proposed that the café adopt an industrial theme. With the edgy, urban aesthetic agreed, Rap set to transforming the space.
Given that exposed elements are a key part of industrial interior design, Rap introduced a brick effect wall using brick slips. The wall would be complimented by industrial-style dome pendant lights, which also would help to create a warm, inviting atmosphere.
For the serving area, Rap built a bespoke counter out of reclaimed palette wood for a visually arresting feature. Behind the counter, Rap implemented a number of elements to ensure the space was functional. These features included menu boards, storage solutions, suspended shelves, glossy splashback tiles, fridges and cleaning appliances.
To make the space hospitable for visiting students, Rap replaced the tired, miss-matched furniture with wooden-top dining tables and metal café chairs. For an alternative seating area, Rap fitted a breakfast bar against the brick-effect wall, which was accompanied by stools.
The interior fit out also entailed replacing the carpet with oak vinyl tile flooring and introducing a metal furring ceiling. The flooring would be easier for students to clean and maintain compared to the carpet, while the ceiling would provide better acoustics to reduce noise pollution in the college.
Thank You for Choosing Rap Interiors as Your Contractor
With the help of Rap Interiors, Canterbury College now has a café which is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. The functional elements will allow the students to develop their catering skills, while the stunning design will help to entice more students into the café.
We at Rap are delighted to have been chosen for this project, which will put the students on the path to a bright, successful future.