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The Greenhouse Cafe takes inspiration from the original cafe that was located in the Shilat community garden center in Tel Aviv, where they looked at the nursery and plants themselves as a starting point. Led by Roni Keren Interior Design Studio, the project incorporates plants into the design by turning them into architectural elements throughout the cafe.

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They first wanted to give the empty space a greenhouse feeling by using birch boards that had leaves cut out with CNC technology. The doors leading to the bathrooms and the kitchen also feature the same motif.

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In the seating area, they built a pergola-like structure to give a more cozy and intimate feel. The pillars were kept on the perimeter so the seating could be changed up as needed.

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The partially painted, wooden light fixtures were designed and custom made for the project and come in three geometric shapes.

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Photos: Yoav Gurin

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.