Studio Spotlight: Studioprototype
Studioprototype is a small architectural design practice in Edessa, Greece. I fell in lust with their design for a 35 square meter bakery they did, and after visiting their site, knew it was love! For Elektra Bakery, the duo used Royal Mosa ceramic tiles (looks like marble to me) to dress counters, dark oak bread racks and tinted cedar wood boards for the facade. Mmmm...tastey combinations. Tom Dixon's black 'beat' pendant lights and Xavier Pauchard's metal chairs have been carfully selected not to overpower, but compliment the beautiful material used in this project. Overall, the store has a traditional bakery feel and a refined atmosphere. The signage is tastefully done in oxidized copper and backlit letters. I would like to see more of the branding and packaging but can't seem to find more info. You can appreciate when an architect does a cross-over project as their taste in materials and minimalism is evident without the fuss that an artist / designer would normally add.