9 ¾ Bookstore + Café
Beautiful and very cosy 9 3/4 Bookstore + Café, located in Plaza Pakita. The combined bookstore and café is designed by Plasma Nodo and they have created a relaxed and colorful environment, for coffee, design and book lovers, that is filled with unlimited levels of inspiration for everybody to enjoy.
Offered warmth and cosiness through the use of materials and furnishings: wood is the predominant element, present in a great variety of colours and forms. From the hanging lamps to the seats, no two of which are the same, and from the bookshelves to the paintings hanging on the walls.
At 9 3/4 is their hexagon shaped hideaway spaces where one can cosy up and enjoy a good book or one can also make themselves comfortable in one of the patterned quilt chairs and enjoy a nice cup of coffee.
9 3/4 adds to the highly varied, playful, relaxing atmosphere. The varying patterns, wood painted white and left in its natural colour, and the green wall entirely covered with plants clearly express Plasma Nodo’s ideas about sharing, the printed word and human relationships.
“We believe that cities need warm and nice meeting places that welcome us and invite us to learn having fun with our families and friends, sites where people not only buy but go and have a good time.” – Plasma Nodo
The areas for children in 9 3/4 are small hiding spots or places where they can draw, rest and play while learning and enjoying a good book. For grown-ups there are private reading rooms and also tables for sharing, all surrounded by warm materials, furniture and decoration objects that speak of the joy that gives us a good story, a good book.
“Our coffee is one of the best in town, prepared by experts and broght from the best Colombian origins.”
We believe in imagination, in magic, in dreams, in memories. We believe that the best ideas and conversations come easily with a good cup of coffee. We know that technology can be the magic wand to enter unimaginable worlds but it will never dethrone the King: the book.
Project name: 9 ¾ Bookstore + Café
Location: Plaza Pakita, Vda. El Penasco, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia
Coordinates: 6.152194, -75.531718
Type: Cafe / Coffee Shop, Store / Shop / Showroom / Retail
Project Area: 120 sqm
Completion Date/Year: 2015
Visit 9 ¾ Bookstore + Café’s website: here
Client / Owner / Developer: 9 trescuartos
Interior Designer: Plasma Nodo – Calle 31 # 43A-126, Medellín, Colombia
- Daniel Mejía, Sara Ramírez, Carlos García, Felipe López, Maria F. Hormaza, Juan S. Tabares
- Alfa, Concrestone, Corona, Decorcerámica, Dmension Studio, Facolcreto, Ferrasa, Locker, Vida Útil, Visa
Production and set-up team: Plasma Nodo + Laura Palacio (www.vidautil.co)
Text Description: © Courtesy of Plasma Nodo
Images: © Plasma Nodo, Daniel Mejía