Coffee Shop Elegance

Formerly the historic Myer building on the corner of Old Cleveland Rd and Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo Square has been transformed into Brisbane’s newest transport orientated development. Kivahan – Experience Coffee has been added to this new development and we had the privilege to add elegance to an already beautiful shop.

Kivahan was named after the world’s first coffee shop that opened in Constantinople (Istanbul), in Turkey in 1475. Kivahan also has an established shop located at the Gasworks Plaza, Newstead.

Given the history behind the name of Kivahan applying Fresco to create a sophisticated and elegant rustic look to the main walls was the perfect choice for this little coffee shop.

Using Porter’s Fresco, also known as polished plaster, the technique and application are difficult, but definitely have a result that is worth the effort.

The colour Fresco used for this project was a custom colour – 1/2 Agra, requiring 2 coats for the ultimate finish. The product is applied with a trowel for the two coats, and the technique is similar to the application of concrete render.

We are extremely happy with the final result of this project and hope the staff enjoy working in this beautifully presented shop.