31 Jul 2012 • Café
Top 10 Bakeries and Cafés
Australia, Japan and Italy are evidently hotspots for mouth-watering bakery design. From croissants in Melbourne to toast in Turin, we take a look at the best café concepts from around the world.
1. D. Chirico Bakery by March Studio
Key geometries and the language of a woven wicker basket inspired a Melbourne-based artisanal-bakery interior by March Studio.
2. Zumbo Patisserie by Luchetti Krelle
A quirky, whimsical patisserie-cum-concept store balances colourful design with a professional image.
3. Catalina Fernandez Bakery by Anagrama
San Pedro, Mexico
Aged white brick walls, sleek chrome furnishings and – of course – bags of flour fill a family-owned bakery in San Pedro.
4. Café Kureon by Kengo Kuma & Associates
‘It’s building with wood as though it’s masonry,’ says architect Kengo Kuma of his new Jenga-like café. ‘It’s a unique building method.’
5. Bécasse Bakery by Mima Design
The design of a boutique bakery in a Sydney shopping mall reflects the luxury of the pastries which it sells.
6. Starbucks Fukuoka by Kengo Kuma & Associates
Continuing his fascination with the most rudimentary of building materials – the Kapla-like wooden block – Kengo Kuma has completed what is probably the world’s most idiosyncratic Starbucks Coffee in Fukuoka.
7. Fujimido Aoto Shop by MuFF Co., Ltd.
The corner section of a Tokyo rice cracker factory has been transformed into an on-site sales shop for its crispy creations.
8. Vyta Boulangerie Italiana by ColliDanielArchitetto
Simple bread is an elegant experience at Vyta Boulangerie Italiana.
9. Patisserie Uchiyama by Takato Tamagami Architectural Design
A former Japanese textile factory has been converted into a bakery patisserie.
10. Illy Café by Caterina Tiazzoldi
Interdisciplinary architect Caterina Tiazzoldi’s design for Milan’s temporary Illy Café is a maze of modulations.