Location, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The newly re-opened Simon Lévelt store on the Ferdinand Bolstraat in Amsterdam is all about exploring the world of tea and coffee, but most of all your own taste. A contemporary retail space no longer centred around over-the-counter sales, but instead an open invitation for tea and coffee lovers to come in and explore their personal preferences.
With the company being passed down through six generations, Simon Lévelt has had a presence on Dutch high streets for almost two hundred years. The brand has built its reputation by showing an evident passion for sourcing the best coffee beans and tea leaves from every corner of the globe. Yet previous shop set-ups have proven ill-equipped to actually demonstrate this to customers.
"we wanted to create a look and feel to really fit the Simon Lévelt philosophy of purity and quality without concession."
With today’s coffee and tea drinkers taking interest in everything from product origin to different brewing techniques, our task was to develop a concept with a strong focus on storytelling and with plenty of room for exploration. Furthermore, we wanted to create a look and feel to really fit the Simon Lévelt philosophy of purity and quality without concession. For this, we carefully considered our choice of materials, finding a balance between durable and refined elements, such as laminated wood cabinets – strong enough to withstand intensive use – coupled with brass fittings for an artisanal finish. It is all about keeping the balance and amplifying the stories behind the tea and coffee worlds.
"...the balance and amplifying the stories behind the tea and coffee worlds."
Concept / Art Direction Photography: Mokum @ Salon d’Autonome Photography: Jaap Vliegenthart
- Product presentation
Coffee & Tea