Friends Central Perk Café Replica
Cardinal were tasked with the design and build of a replica Friends Café, Central Perk, within an existing retail store. Although the original studio set was just for filing the client’s brief required the café to be fully operational.
Cardinal’s design team completed the full design, whilst working closely with Warner Brothers and the client, to replicate the studio set in exact detail. There were several areas that required design input to ensure that they became functional as a working café whilst staying true to the original iconic design recognised by millions of fans worldwide. This collaborative approach to project delivery included proactive offsite manufacture, out of hours working and project secrecy to ensure that the project was delivered on time for the opening whilst remaining a surprise to the general public.
Cardinal even 3D printed the bespoke coffee machine!