When Canteen owner Brian Heck hired Von Tundra to design the interiors of his vegetarian cafe, the goal was "to appropriate the language of mobility" (as a nod to Heck's Sip juice and smoothie carts). Portland, Oregon-based design collective Von Tundra (consisting of Dan Anderson and Chris Held, classmates at Oregon College of Art and Craft) looked to the Shakers for inspiration, creating a wrap-around peg system from which they suspended menus, storage cubbies for provisions, and even magazine racks.
For more, go to Canteen.
Above: The cafe's exterior is painted a deep dark gray; photo by Michael A. Muller for Kinfolk.
Above: Von Tundra devised a mastermix of outdoor seating: cedar stumps, concrete cylinders, wood tables, metal office stools, plus one "big-ass cedar log."
Above: A trio of industrial cage pendant lights provides interior illumination.
Above: A curved, polished marble bar.
Above: Von Tundra created cafe-style built-in banquette seating.
Above: A blackboard menu suspended from a peg.
Above: Custom magazine racks.
To see more, go to Von Tundra in Portland, Oregon.