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Sustainable Barn Lighting in a Rustic Starbucks Coffee Shop

Surely you’re familiar with the coffee empire known worldwide as Starbucks. Beginning in Seattle, Washington as a small coffee shop, the brand has grown internationally and is well known for their hand brewed coffee and tea. Have you ever heard of the 15th Avenue Coffee and Tea Shop? Probably not, unless you’re from the Seattle area. The 15th Avenue store is a new concept being introduced by the Starbucks brand; instead of bearing the household Starbucks name, they will carry a moniker relating to the neighborhoods they are springing up in.


Screen-shot-2011-11-01-at-10.29.40-AM-271x300.pngThese new coffee shops will focus on sustainability, utilizing eco-friendly features like repurposed barn wood and rugged industrial furniture. Throughout the 15th Avenue on Capitol Hill in Seattle you’ll find warehouse pendant lights similar to our Ivanhoe® Sky Chief Warehouse Porcelain Pendant. Just like the coffee and tea served around the world, our enameled barn lights are “homemade” – meaning they’re made by hand right here in America.

Screen-shot-2011-11-01-at-10.30.05-AM-243x300.pngWe’re huge fans of community involvement and creating a sense of unity, so that’s why we’re so excited about the new stores that Starbucks is creating. These new stores will even feature poetry readings as well as live music. What could possibly be more enticing then relaxing with a group of friends in an environment that displays the warmth of industrial farmhouse design to everyone that walks through the door?

If you’re looking to get your own small business up and running and love the look that the Starbucks brand has created, consider our line of Ivanhoe® and Benjamin® porcelain barn lighting. These rustic light fixtures are sure to create a relaxed sense of nostalgia, and our sustainable barn lighting products will last for many years to come. As a business owner (or architect and designer), don’t forget to apply for our trade discounts too – they will allow you to receive exclusive discounts with Barn Light Electric.

Top Photos Courtesy of Archithings


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