At the Carlton (Australia) edition of Baker D. Chirico, this concept has inspired the interior, the simple purpose of which is to cool the bread fresh out of the oven, to display it naked of packaging and ready to be portioned and sold.
Standing in firm counterpoint to the wave of the bread wall, the centre counter is conceived as a giant chopping board, intended to wear and patina gracefully with age and use. Scales, crumb trays, knife holders and POS terminals each have a place on this working bench, all subsumed into the simple sales concept: chop loaf, wrap and sell.
An undulation of CNC routed plywood forms wall and ceiling. Subtractions from the wall provide display areas for bread; the varying depths of the shelves and heights of the subtractions meticulously arranged to accommodate long baguettes, large round pagnotta, ficelle loaves and other creations. The variety and expanse of the wall allows the display to be re-arranged and altered according to mood or season.
All photographs by Peter Bennetts
Bread is a simple product, of few ingredients, traditionally displayed and sold simply. That is why the Melbourne-based March Studio has made a beautiful, minimalistic interior for ’Baker D. Chirico‘, a famous artisanal bakery in Carlton, Australia. Staying simple and true to the product, the design features an undulating CNC routed plywood forms wall and ceiling, giving a dynamic sense of space to the narrow shop in addition to providing shelving for the bread.
The art of a baker such as D. Chirico is to perfect a simple process and do it like few others. The results are evident in their reputation.
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