Push Button Coffee Shop in New York’s Time Warner Center
Adam Kalkin’s Quik House, a push button concept that transforms a metal shipping container into a fully furnished space with the press of a button, is set to make its US debut in New York’s Time Warner Center soon. A huge hit at the 52nd Venice Biennale, Kalkin’s idea will take the form of a pop-up illy coffeeshop, turning a seemingly ordinary streetside metal box into a sleek, fully furnished cafe with tables, chairs, and a coffeebar in less time than it takes to brew a cup. The house featured at the Biennale included a kitchen, dining room, bathroom, bedroom, living room and library, all made from recycled or recyclable materials, that unfolded in 90 seconds.
The illy cafe will be open for business from Nov 28 to Dec 29.