This was my first project for the wonderful Parisian Bakers Poilane, it is just off Sloane square in Chelsea. Occupying two floors, with a restaurant and cafe on the ground floor and a bakery in the basement. Designed by my favourite Danish architect (ok the only one i know!) Max Broby - who is a wonderful exponent of the understated Danish style!
The space required two levels and types of lighting. It has to work as a shop selling bread and pastries but also needed to be a cafe turning into a restaurant in the evenings. Along with twin directional downlights, we used reclaimed industrial pendants which were sandblasted back to raw steel and then waxed. We also produced simple hoops with LEDs strips inside to hover over feature tables.
The scheme also included lighting the bakery area which was visible through an opening formed in the floor - linking the two spaces. It was important that customers could smell and view the baking happening below.
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