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Pâtisserie À La Folie // Anne Sophie Goneau Design

Montreal, Canada

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The shop’s ground floor is located on the colorful street of Mont-Royal impelled the creation of a space that is distinguished by its neutrality, acting as a monochromatic backdrop to the vibrancy of both the street and the pastries within.
The neutral gray interior elevates the wonderful shapes, textures, and hues of the products on display.

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This voluntary restraint isolates the senses, and the focus becomes only the pastries themselves; the customer almost begins to taste with their eyes!
All pastries are made in-house, with the production floor set in the rear of the space.
It is separated from the shop area by a mid-height wall that encourages the sounds and smells of the kitchen to tease the senses of the patrons beyond.

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© Stephane Groleau Architectural Photographer

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© Stephane Groleau Architectural Photographer

A theme of assembly-line production is demonstrated by a band of hemlock slats that extend above the dividing wall and span the full depth of shop space, recalling the aesthetic of the wooden pallet or the conveyor belt.
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