A Freshome First: Beautiful Bakery Design in Edessa, Greece
We never published a bakery design on Freshome before, but we consider this project too appealing not to share it forward. Elektra Bakery was designed by Studioprototype Architects and is located in Edessa, Greece. The shop is actually a part of a family-run bakery chain in Greece, whose members decided it was time for an appearance change. The project in the photos has an area of only thirty-five square metres, but is very well organized. Here is more information from the architects: Working with a narrow, linear floor plan a rigorous language was developed for the shop based on a long marble food counter acting as a monolithic focal point of the spatial arrangement. Exquisite materials such as Carrara marble, cedar wood and brass serve as the backdrop for all food products instilling the rustic and artisan aspect of making bread. A sense of craftsmanship is imbued with the exterior of the shop clad in vertical cedar boards. Punctuating the cedar cladding on the long facade, a black powder coated steel window box projects outwards beyond the ‘crust’ of the shop, expanding the space to serve as a seating area and bar for customers inside and outside the shop. Elegant, functional and appealing, this place does not seem to lack anything, despite its tight space.