Mouse TailCoffee Stories

Mouse Tail Coffee Stories

Concept interior and styling for Mousetail Coffee Stories first London restaurant. The space where all these stories come together - collecting the memories and creating new ones.
Helen Sirp Art Direction Styling & Interior Design

It all started with the light- the way the sun moves across the 8 meter high corner space with floor to ceiling windows, casting shadows as it goes. A journey of constant transformation through the times, just as the Mousetail brand builds its history with the stories and experiences of each day.

It becomes a library, an archive of sorts - a minimalist cabinet of curiosities where each visitor can fill in the gaps. The shape of these stories is translated into a metal line installation on the main wall, inspired by the shelves of books, folders and boxes, yet left empty for the light to have a play with the ever-changing angles and shapes.

Helen Sirp Art Direction Styling & Set Design
The transformative element shines through in the colour of the walls, with a notable difference in the blue-green balance depending on the light. The contrasting shadow playground of the daytime sun turns into a moody dark green dimly lit salon at night.
Using a minimalist graphic design language, the elements in the space are mostly custom made, following a geometrically playful composition. The balance between cool stones and warm wood is topped off with conceptual styling elements and bespoke large still life photography on walls.
Helen Sirp Art Direction Styling & Set Design
Concept and Styling : Helen Sirp Traces Project
Stone surfaces: Caesarstone
Wall installation: Produced by Circus Kinetica, designed by Helen Sirp
Still life photography: Studio Prokopiou,
Woodwork: Unto this Last, Goldfinch furniture
Photography: Beth Evans