CocoKacang is helmed by the one-woman team of Amy Liang (also the studio’s sole interior architect), who specialises in both interior design and architecture.
About their work
CocoKacang may just be a year old, but it’s already made an impressive debut with Bangsar’s newcomer Breakfast Thieves. The café is set in a glasshouse-like space, adorned with pale wood, pastel-hued railings, exposed light bulbs, and a smattering of trees outside. Amy’s design philosophy is all about giving old spaces new life, as well as creating sweeping views with plenty of natural light.
Another facet to Amy’s work is nature; she’s built a greenbelt garden next to the café, which houses a number of plants such as pomegranate and curry trees so the kitchen staff can harvest and use them. The garden also leads to APW’s Pocket Park (designed by pow ideas), which doubles as an event space.
CocoKacang’s design style is a marriage between natural elements and man-made constructs. Case in point: The liberal use of floor-to-ceiling glass panels in Breakfast Thieves seemingly blurs the indoors and the outdoors, giving off the illusion that you’re dining amid nature.
For more info, visit CocoKacang's Facebook page.