Modern Italian Bakeries

Think of where you go to buy your daily bread.  In my area, I treck to the grocery store, a very unglamourous experience both in design and in process.  In Italy, I am noticing a  trend in contemporary, minimalist, high style bakeries and there are two in particular that I would like to highlight. 

The first is the newly opened creation by Colli + Galliano Architects in Rome, Italy called Vyta Boulangerie.  Vyta is housed in Grandi Stazioni (the train station) and is a combination of black, oak, stainless steel visual perfection!  The breakdown of the architecture and interior design can be found in a blog commentary from the Contemporist here.

photo via contemporist.com

photo via contemporist.com

vyta 2

photo via contemporist.com

Then there is bakery,Princi, in Milan that takes minimalism to the next level.  I have never seen a bakery so beautifully crafted and layed out.  The brand identity of the bakery is centered around three of the most basic components of bread making: fire, water and flour.  An example of how these ingredients are incorporated in the space’s architecture and design, a wood fire and running water greet customers at the entrance of the shop.  Designed by Claudio Silvestrin, Princi is meant to be a place to relax, sample breads and meet with friends.   Princi has four locations in Milan and an outpost in London.

photo via zagat.com

photo via zagat.com

 

photo via bellaphon on flickr

photo via bellaphon on flickr

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2 Responses to “Modern Italian Bakeries”

  1. saam says:

    love the design of the bakeries! is the food/baking as good as the deign?

    ~Saam

    • sarahlambersky says:

      The designs are great! Sadly I haven’t had the opportunity to visit either bakery but they are on my list of places to visit should I find myself in Italy some time soon. 🙂

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