This small (1,200s.f.) bakery was designed with chocolate and freshly baked bread in mind. Omonia Bakery is in Astoria, Queens, a next-door addition to the corner cafe.
The design is by by New York City-based firm bluarch. Some of the main features are a long glass counter as the main display case, a glass-walled kitchen, and a rear yard with tables and chairs and built-in stadium seating.
The chocolate effect was achieved by using small brown tiles (1/4″ Bisazza) on freely flowing walls and the ceiling. An imitation of fresh dough hangs suspended from the ceiling which is actually red cedar wood spheres. The spheres are lit up by 6″ incandescent light bulbs. The epoxy flooring continues onto the walls via filleted corners. A shelf and LED strips ease the transition with the chocolate surface.
A touch of gold yellow binds together the dark chocolate walls with the rest of the interior.
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