Crosby Studios founder Harry Nuriev just completed the design for a new concept store and bubble tea café in Chicago’s West Loop called Eat Me Milk Me. True to Crosby Studio’s vibrant, all-encompassing take on color, the entire space was realized in a hue similar to to Classic Blue, Pantone‘s Color of the year 2020, along with a grey checkerboard print.
The checkerboard print is inspired by Photoshop and is reminiscent of Nuriev’s apartment, which can be seen in the recent interview we did with the designer for HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue 28: The Ignition Issue. The blue is one of Nuriev’s favorite shades and was once a symbol of Russia, the designer’s country of origin.
The permanent 1230 square foot café and store is also outfitted with custom metal pieces, colored glass, custom circular lighting and luxe velvet details. Popular Crosby Studios pieces, such as its furry chairs and metal shelving, are positioned throughout the space. The concept store is anchored by two large circular seats surrounded by a series of stark white tables. Nuriev hopes the arrangement, along with the creative space’s offerings will inspire a relaxed eating and shopping experience for its visitors. Visit Eat Me Milk Me at the address below.
Eat Me Milk Me
1111 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
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