It’s times like these we’re glad the English language has so many words that mean the same thing, because in the world of modern design “eclectic” gets the kind of flogging that would make a dead horse get up and complain.
Chakra Café, in Jerusalem, certainly needs a couple of those synonyms to describe the fixtures and furnishings that sit together so individually and yet so concertedly. Gilad Zaafrani and Lotan Singer of OPA Design and Architecture obviously know their way around a flea market, as that’s where a lot of these furnishings were discovered.
The main public space revolves around the central bar and kitchen, and indeed the whole superstructure is a circular affair of glass and Jerusalem stone. A diverse assortment of seating is arranged concentrically, and the tables are equally (*thumbs thesaurus*) multifarious in style. Add in the bright yellow metal support struts rising floor to ceiling, and you have a very cool spot in a very hot city.