Danning Niu
Design Portfolio


Café design
82 Weybosset Street, Providence, Rhode Island
Spring 2017, 3.5 Weeks

Concept: One curve that unites the space

The design features a wooden curve structure that travels through the entire space, transforming itself into different types of furniture and alternating the existing space in various ways.

From high bar tables to low benches, the curve creates different seating options for the customers. It also serves as a unifying gesture. The continuous form brings strangers, who normally may not choose to sit together, closer to one another, thus making possible encounters and conversations.

Plan & Section

Concept Models

Final Model