Archive Homestore & Kitchen


Archive Homestore & Kitchen

A shop, cafe and event space for a design-led lifestyle store with a Scandinavian influence.

Archive-Ramsgate-Arches-800x533Back in 2015, A Sydney based architectural studio named, The Haptic studios designed this iconic café and Homestore that is set under a brick archway along the coastline of Kent, United Kingdom. This café was inspired by a mix of Scandinavian architecture and a traditional English beach huts. The interior features birch plywood forms in a series of pitched roof shapes, mimicking the cosiness of the beach hut.



Archive_Homestore-Kitchen_Haptic_Royal-Harbour_Ramsgate_interiors_dezeen_936_5“The architectural response draws from both its seaside location and Scandinavian ethos, with a series of pitched-roof volumes and surfaces, all created from one single material… They were designed to create more intimate moments in this very generous space. They draw from a seaside vernacular; beach huts and simple structures along the Kent coast, but also the intimate nature of Scandinavian cabins, which we find warm and inviting.”

Both the café and shop features on the ground floor, gazing out through wide arch windows to the harbour and sea beyond, with additional seating upstairs.



For a Scandinavian inspired interior, the RBM Noor was an ideal choice for seating, with its minimalistic lines and distinctly Scandinavian appeal, it fits the aesthetic ideal perfectly. Haptic went for the Sky and Straw RBM Noor finishes, both classic Scandinavian colours.


Products: RBM Noor
“The architectural intention was to completely transform the former industrial space, through contemporary insertions into the historic fabric with juxtaposing geometry, materials and texture.”
– Haptic Architects


(used to be known as Ergoworld) means “Posture” in Swedish. We focus on Ergonomic Furniture (Chairs, working table, Workstation)

Pacific Place Mall Jakarta
2nd Floor No. 73 | Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD)

Jl.Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53 Lot 3 & 5, Jakarta Selatan 12190, Indonesia
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