Monday, April 23, 2012

Stylish Bakeries


Is there anything more delicious than a piece of freshly baked bread? For me there is nothing better than to buy an artisan bread with grains, raisins or olives, add a "smelly" cheese and open a bottle of wine; and enjoy all this with my hubby, but of course with a piece of chocolate for dessert.

Lately I've came across a couple of really nice boutique style bakeries. Besides that I want to buy every single piece of the most beautiful crafted breads I've ever seen; I like to be delighted with the design and meticulous details that you see throughout the store. What I like about this type of "retail" is, that you don't need to have a lot going on to make it look pretty and to sell your product. 


Blé, Thessaloniki, Greece. This bakery was designed by the minimalist architects Claudio Silverstrin and Guiliana Salmaso. One of its main features it's the world's largest wood oven, that is 40 ft tall (12 m). Blé’s also has four floors, each with its own different bread selection, including a patisserie, bakery, delicatessen and a wine and mozzarella bar.




Baker D. Chirico in Carlton, Australia. Designed by March Studio. The bakery concept was to sell bread as a simple product with no packaging. The undulation and forms on the CNC routed clear plywood provides different spaces for the bread to be displayed. The meticulous design of the adjustable shelves gives a modular functionality for every bread and every season.





Elektra in Edessa, Greece. This bakery is part of a chain of family-run bakeries. Working with a narrow, linear and small floor plan (only 35 sqft) the design firm Studioprototype made every inch of space work to perfection. On the outside you get a feel of craftsmanship, and on the inside the exquisite materials and contemporary lighting complements the space, making it feel more open and sophisticated.




Joseph-Brot vom Pheinstein ("Joseph-Finest Bread") in Vienna, Austria.  Designed by Martin Dvorak, this is the first retail store of master baker "Fritz", whose products are also available at the city's finest cafes, restaurants and delis shops.




 VyTA Boulangerie Italiana, in Turin, Italy. The design is extravagant and unique. The architect Daniela Collin was inspired by the history of baking and the simplicity of nature. The tables are crafted in honeycomb shapes, while black chairs resemble the swirls of pretzels.  The main focus of the shop is a wooden hood resembling a woven breadbasket.










1 comment:

  1. Design in Europe way more advanced than USA.. Beautiful work.. Imagine walking into Panera with design as any of those places...

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