Arbo Cafe & Arborista - Christchurch
White Tie Catering is a well-known company in Christchurch. The business has catered events for more than 30 years, but despite its long history in the city this is its first retail venture. PDI were lucky enough to be involved with their new Arbo Café and espresso bar Arborista.
Situated in the new ANZ Centre atrium, these two venues are eye catching in the new look High Street of the city.
PDI worked with White Tie on the workflow, equipment selection and joinery design for both the café and espresso bar. Both have a similar calm, relaxed feel but do look quite different. The open style café uses soft timber with contrasting black granite counter tops to really stand out in the huge white atrium, while the espresso bar blends into the structure of the atrium using luxurious white marble finishes.