Cool off in this cave-like coffee shop in Dubai
Orijins is a new Dubai coffee shop with interiors inspired by stones from the Red Sea
Orijins is a newly opened coffee shop that, with its elegant, minimalist interiors, feels like a tranquil oasis in the heart of Dubai’s bustling International Financial Center.
Dubai-based interiors firm VSHD took its design inspiration from nature, specifically stones picked up from the shores of the Red Sea with their various shapes and textures.
This is reflected in the organic shapes of the space itself, with a ceiling and walls that slope and curve to create a peaceful, cave-like atmosphere, emphasised by the fact that they are painted in subdued colours inspired by natural materials such as sand, shells, stone, and wood.
Orijins isn’t too mellow, though – it is a coffee shop after all. The curvilinear form of the space itself is offset by the large blocks of uneven stone, metal furnishings, and a large coffee bar made from blocks of various kinds of marble. These lend Orijins a contemporary edge, enhanced by the addition of textural finishes – including bouclé and heavy weaves – to the furnishings.
‘The sparsely decorated space represents the vision of VSHD and a belief in the beauty of imperfection and the humility and integrity that comes from living in tune with imperfect nature,’ say the interior designers. ‘Orijins represents the firm’s interpretation of what it means to be calm, to sit still and observe the beauty that can be found even in our flawed everyday reality.’
Coffee aficionados will be happy to know that the roasts are as satisfying as the decor, and the pastries are pretty good too, with rich brownies and coconut cake on offer to satisfy your sweet tooth.
A contemporary urban oasis, Orijins is Dubai’s go-to watering-hole, with soothing interiors and an endless stream of coffee to revive you. §