Ninina Bakery is a new eatery in Buenos Aires with delightful desserts and a novel approach to bakery interior design. Owner Emmanuel Paglayan, true to his Armenian heritage, offers delicacies such as Baba Ghannouj and Hummus in addition to a wide selection of baked goods and cakes to his ever increasing clientele.
The monochrome themed interior design was the brainchild of local architect Estudio Verardo. His playful inclusion of copper and marble, materials often found in old-world style bakery interior design, provides an excellent contrast with the overall modern look. He successfully combined different types of materials in shades of brown to achieve a warm and welcoming environment.
The interior designer used the sleek countertops and tables, the unpretentious lines on the chairs, and the overall utilitarian simplicity as a backdrop to place the extravagant cakes and decadent desserts in the center of attention. From chocolaty delights to light fruit pastries, Ninina Bakery has something to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. Yet, it is also a great place for a casual lunch or for spending an hour over a delightful cup of tea or coffee.
Ascending the industrial looking stairs reveals the true secret of the eatery: an unobstructed view of the kitchen. The vast expanse of the second floor is broken up by inviting armchairs and soft, light green side tables. As a strategic decision, the interior designer placed these comfortable seats to give a prime view of the stainless steel covered work surfaces, allowing patrons to see the innermost secrets of the pastry chef.
The kitchen’s glass roof, the large windows, the overall wooden floors and wall paneling exude a natural, unassuming, tranquil feel. Balancing the minimalist décor, well-placed spot lighting creates a cozy, comfortable, relaxed atmosphere that is sure to bring back clients time and again.
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