Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Chez Dré

Name: Chez Dré
Location: South Melbourne, Australia
Photography: Erika Hildegard 

Located down an inconspicuous-looking alley in South Melbourne lies a boulangerie and patisserie. Melbourne based photographer, Erika Hildegard, recently sent us some lovely photographs of their space and we couldn't wait to share. 

Located in a former warehouse, the space still manages to feel warm and inviting with industrial nods. 

Designed as a lab, where pastry chef Andrea Reiss could play with flavors and combinations, the space retains the lab-like quality by keeping the shell of the building minimal and placing emphasis on displays and service areas. 

The touch of green throughout the space adds energy and vibrancy to the otherwise neutral palate and the wood tables, chairs, and coffee bar top all add a touch of rustic warmth. 

One of my favorite aspects of the space is their use of seating groups and space planing to create various intimate moments within such a large space. 

 All photos © Erika Hildegard

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