Our second depot de pain is on a corner site in Rathdowne Village, Carlton North, and has been operating since 2010 and ageing well.
The building was uninhabited with a long abandoned and poor quality renovation needing to be undone. The design has a relationship with our first depot de pain, but is a contextual solution.
The cafe has three indoor seating areas, a courtyard and cellar with the retail zone creating a bridge between spaces. Each room has it’s own feel and quality using a palette of materials that subtly shifts. The bread display was inspired by shelving found in the neighbouring library with feature lighting sourced vintage. The continuous 45 degree detail on the oak joinery is something the joiners are very proud of.
Original details were restored with new interventions clearly delineated
Display Joinery is integrated with lighting and mechanical services. The language references shelving in the neighbouring library.