Case Study: Serving Up Solid Surfacing and Laminate at Chill
Chill is a self-serve, all-natural, frozen yogurt shop based in Clayton, Mo., an upscale St. Louis suburb. New to the market, it was critical that the store’s design elements work together to create a brand identity based on the freshness of the yogurt and the owner’s affinity for West Coast style.
The store's long, narrow footprint provides the context for the design. The yogurt wall extends at an angle through the center of the store width. The wall is clad with vertical bands, in various widths and subtle colors, of Formica® Solid Surfacing that is smooth and silky to the touch.
Playful “O” stools add whimsy to the tailored bench seating, while subtle curves are used throughout the space on the yogurt wall, on casework and in furniture.
Crown molding and applied molding give depth to the walls and provide contrast to the contemporary yogurt wall and furniture, conjuring the notion that an old general store moved out and a hip, new retail concept moved in. Lighting comes via generous south- and north-facing windows and is supplemented by directional heads on rail and four-wood veneer and oversized dollop-shaped chandeliers.
Storage abounds in this small space with sleek, over-counter cabinets and under-counter refrigerated storage running the length of the front-of-the-house counter.
Interiors: Kuhlmann Leavitt, Inc.
Architecture: SPACE, LLC
Formica® Brand Products Specified:
Cabinets: ColorCore2™ - New White #7223 in Polished and MicroDot™ finishes
Counter: Formica® Solid Surfacing - Arctic #102
Striped walls: Formica® Solid Surfacing - Arctic #102, Glacier Ore #403, Bleached Concrete #601, Blanco Terrazzo #742
Tables: Formica® Solid Surfacing - Arctic #102