When you visit most bakeries, they are pretty traditional with bland interiors and an indistinct character about them. In Carlton, Australia the artisanal bakery – Baker D. Chirico decided to make their bakery have a minimalistic and defined distinction when you walk through the door.
The Melbourne, Australia based design firm, March Studio wanted to create a simplistic interior and it’s all created from CNC plywood pieces to form the walls and ceiling. Take a closer look at this bakery down under that proves to embrace artisan bread in an architectural way.
What began as a design concept turned into a bakery that has a beautiful ‘form meets function’ quality to it. The bakery shelves of Baker D. Chirico are aesthetically beautiful and they match the free form plywood pieces throughout the space.
‘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.’… Trendland
The countertop is multifunctional as well and creates a visual feast for the eye when you walk into the bakery with the vertical lines melding beautifully with the surrounding wood and bakery products.
‘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.’… Trendland
What a gorgeous way to display baked goods and still keep the purpose of bringing fresh artisanal products to the public. It is executed beautifully at the Baker D. Chirico bakery. This bakery will make you rethink the dull bakeries you have been to in the past!