Sep 17, 2018 / Interiors
Tôt le Matin Boulangerie by Airhouse

Tôt le Matin Boulangerie is a minimalist space located in Nagoya, Japan, designed by Airhouse. Its name, Tôt le Matin, means “early in the morning” in French. “M” from “Matin” inspired the motif for the lattice on the façade, but its shape also evokes ears of wheat, mountain ridges at dawn, and the slashes cut into French bread before baking. This slanted lattice is serving as a symbol of the shop, expressing the desire to connect people with the business. We are aligned the entrance to the kitchen so that it symmetrically faces the sales counter, symbolically deifying and drawing attention to the kitchen to produce a kind of tension analogous to what one feels when facing the gods at a shrine.The other walls were the other walls were wasted fabricated, we limited new items to the wall separating the kitchen and sales area, the table for displaying bread, and the exterior wall and front door. Pendant lights and plants counteract the cool mood of the interior When designing a unique shop that nevertheless did not require unnecessary complex construction work, we hope to have created a place where beginnings unfold, and where the owner will be able to improve his goal of offering up delicious bread at the start of every day.

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