Ice Cream Shop: Little Sky

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Ice Cream Shop: Little Sky

The Little Sky ice cream shop in blue and pink tones designed by Ewert Leaf design studio offers its customers the knowledge to monitor the production stages of ice creams.

Located in a late 19th-century building in the Brighton seaside suburb, the 140-square-meter Little Sky was designed by Ewert Leaf to showcase the art of ice cream making and encourage social interaction.

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A solid oak seat extends throughout the interior, also supplemented with salmon-colored seat cushions and baby pink terrazzo side tables with a cherry red base.

The common counter encourages customers to sit side by side and chat. There is a series of stools where customers can watch their staff preparing gelato through the service cover.

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The studio said, “It was caught through a huge open window piercing the kitchen joinery wall for them to see the gelato production to encourage client engagement. Displaying the production was an integral part of the design brief, inspired by the clients ‘work in northern Italy and the desire to share the Italians’ gelato tradition.

The studio also restored the building’s rough concrete floors and brick surfaces, contrasting against glossy fixtures such as the service counter covered with deep blue tiles.

All of Gelateria’s joinery and furniture were produced by a network of local producers specifically for the project.

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Locally produced ethos even extend to smaller elements such as pink and white ceramic bowls that will be used to serve gelato at home and wooden lumber waffle-cone stands. The studio said it was considering the environmental impact of each element, from furniture to packaging.

For example, take-away gelato cups are made from recycled paper, and most of the crystal glassware was purchased from a local charity.


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