3D Rendering for a Cafe Florian Project

Interior 3D visualization is extremely valuable for Designers who want to get top-notch visual materials for striking design presentations. The studio of architecture and design from Switzerland used high-quality 3D visualization made by ArchiCGI for their project presentation and got the quick approval they had hoped for.

This amazing project you see was designed by The Swiss design studio “Studer” started a project with ArchiCGI and ordered photorealistic interior 3D visualization for a cafe design with Italian motifs “Florian”. They sent the detailed brief with references and monitored the whole creating process from start to finish. As a result, the Designers got high-quality 3D renders for printing and showed A3 images at their presentation. The owners of the cafe were very impressed by the interior design ideas that were effectively portrayed in the CG visuals and approved the project without doubts. So only a few months later “Florian” has opened their doors in Bern and welcomed its visitors.

ArchiCGI team was happy to work with such talented Designers and truly satisfied with the results as well as the positive feedback. Let’s look behind the scenes of this project and learn how our 3D Artists created this stellar photorealistic interior 3D visualization step by step.

#1. The Brief and Main References

The brief of the interior 3D visualization project for “Florian Caffe & Bar” included the description of the task and main references such as drawings, mood inspirations and pictures of materials and furniture. So we’ve got floor plans with marks from the Designers and explanation of the details. As mood references, “Studer” design studio sent us images of the famous Venetian Florian Cafe on Piazza San Marco that inspired the Designers to create its own version in Bern. The brief inсluded as well photographs of the future cafe exterior that helped our 3D Artist to understand how the light would pour into the place and what passing pedestrians would see behind the showcase.

#2. Architectural Modeling and Premade 3D Objects

3D Modeling for Cafe Interior Design

References and corrections for 3D modeling of furniture and decor elements.


3D modeling part of 3D visualization project began with the creation of the room and basic forms – walls, floors, ceilings, and partitions based on the interior drawings. Then the 3D Artist started modeling furniture objects using references the Designers had sent him in the brief. Such 3D models as tables, the bar counter, the menu board design were created from scratch in 3ds Max. The other furniture models like chairs and 3D models of the cafe visitors were taken from ArchiCGI database and arranged in accordance with the Interior Designers’ vision.

As the design project has been undergoing some changes, 3D Artists have changed many 3D objects during the visualization process. For example, the tables, the bar counter, the lamps and the menu boards were replaced a few times according to the Designers’ wishes. Similarly, a lot of changes happened with wall decorations with which “Studer” specialists experimented the most.

#3. Texturing and Material Tweaking

The “Studer” studio Designers sent reference images of wood, stone and fabric types that had been selected for the cafe interior. Our 3D Artist found the exact replicants of these materials and textures and applied them to all 3D objects. Tiles on the walls, concrete floors, different types of wood for furniture and so on – everything was done with maximum precision and accuracy. These high-quality textures helped the final interior 3D visualization look truly photorealistic.

#4. Adding Accessories and Decor

The Interior Designers of “Florian” added to the brief many reference photos of different decor objects such as books, paintings, tableware etc. Some of the accessories had been already bought, so the 3D Artists had to model them from scratch to include in the images. The other decor elements were chosen from ArchiCGI database as ready-made 3D models and adapted to this 3D visualization. For example, plants, bottles and food in the showcase were selected by the 3D Artist and approved by “Studer” studio.

Moreover, over the course of the interior 3D visualization project, we’ve changed some of the decor elements according to the Designers’ wishes. Let’s look at the picture on the wall, for example. At first, there was a portrait of an Italian man. Then we were asked to replace it with a neon signboard, after which Designers decided to put there the Florian logo instead – simple and stylish.

#5. Setting Lighting Scenarios  

  • Lamps for Florian Cafe Interior Design