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Super Mari’ // Madame Mohr

Vienna, Austria

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Super Mari’ is a very small Italian Café-Bar-Market in the heart of Vienna’s second district, designed by the young architects collaborative madamemohr.
The client asked for a space which was most flexible being able to transform for instance from a simple bar to a mini-market without much effort. A second request was that there should not be any fancy designer furniture nor any modern patterns or materials which would give the impression of something new and stylish.
The result is a space completely covered in black and white 10x10cm glazed tiles.

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All furniture are built in closets with intricate swivel mechanisms that allow the owner to change the line of goods in just seconds. All the appliances and bar utensils hide behind rotary-slide doors which are also covered with tiles on the outside. In the early hours of the day when people are on their way to work they drop by just for a quick coffee and a cornetto and a spremuta where in the afternoon the range of goods expands from coffee beans to pasta and even washing powder.

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Most products are imported from Italy such as passalacqua coffee and pasta from vero lucano. In the late afternoon and evening the space transforms again to the bar where people have a quick aperitivo before they head to one of the numerous nearby restaurants. Many come back after dinner since the true espresso only tastes right at the bar.
In the closing hours most often the entire interior is closed so only the tiles are visible which gives the impression of an emptied out swimming pool or a butcher’s shop.

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Only insiders and regulars are not irritated by the always changing configurations of the shelves..

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© Madame Mohr

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© Madame Mohr

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