Asif Khan

West Beach Cafe

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Asif's first project was a cafe in the English seaside town of Littlehampton commissioned on his graduation from the AA, by Jane Wood and Sophie Murray (who had previously commissioned Thomas Heatherwick's award winning East Beach Cafe).  West Beach Cafe’s facade, made from galvanised steel and oversized sash windows, opens up like a dolls house, allowing the building to change with the shifting seasons. It offers a dynamic dining space, expanding and contracting with the weather, integrating the beach as well as providing a sheltered room outside, framing views of the English Channel.

A simple stool developed for easy assembly and transport. Lacquered bamboo top and powder-coated tubular steel legs.

The canteen version of this table was developed for the West Beach Cafe interior. 
Lacquered birch plywood top and powder-coated tubular steel legs. 180cm x 60cm x 2.5cm.