SAN FRANCISCO, CA
TECHNOLOGY CLIENT CAFE
Photography: Marco Zecchin
As a counterpart to the newly-built confidential tech company's space, Brereton partnered with design firm New York-based BHDM Design to design a dining hall located just across the plaza. The single-story pavilion draws users from the workplace tower into a more relaxed and whimsical dining experience.
Dubbed “Maritime Social”, the pavilion serves as a cafeteria and a space where the users can relax and socialize. After entering through a gallery of playfully illustrated animal portraits, a nod to those typically found in a lodge, the space opens into an expansive Great Hall. The hall features a variety of custom millwork and plush furniture seating options, a series of arched openings, and an uplit feature ceiling that casts a soft glow over the entire hall. Lighthearted homage is paid to the notion of a traditional clubhouse with the introduction of cardboard animal busts and faux taxidermy made out of LEGO®.
Branching off from the Great Hall is the Solarium, a semi-private room which offers a more intimate social and dining experience. The room features a custom mural paying tribute to the famed parrots of Telegraph Hill. On the opposite side of the Great Hall sits the Map Room, an intimate space to gather that features custom wood wall paneling, string art recreations of iconic San Francisco architecture, and a custom constellation light installation on the ceiling.
The remaining space is occupied by the Scullery, a full-service cafeteria and kitchen with a number of serving stations. The Scullery showcases terrazzo floors original to the 1960’s-era pavilion, and infuses color and vibrance with a series of food-inspired abstract wallcoverings.