Juana Limón is a bakery and coffee shop really next to Retiro Park on its northeast corner. The property asked us for a representative space that could attract the attention of people walking in the street, and also to make the most of the available space including an small kitchen to combine in the same space the preparation, sell and consumption of a wide variety of products in this 50 square meters space.
From our firm we took the project as an opportunity to resolve the whole space in the most complete possible way: the architectural project, the furniture design and graphic design.
Previously, this place was a decoration store really closed in on itself with a small access on one of its sides. The first big decision was to keep this access as a service entry and to create a representative entrance in the chamfer of the two adjacent streets.
In the interior, pursuing the idea of the crafts work of the bakery we decide to squeeze the use of the hand made painted tiles in different colors and in the different planes. We use this strategy to lend depth to this small place so it seems now bigger than it was. We extend the use of this material to the floor, the walls and the counters. All this works were hand made taking care of every detail.
The furniture was also specifically designed by our firm to this project to reinforce the hand made finishes, with iron and wood. Designing every piece with its previous prototypes working one on one with the blacksmith to achieve the most refined design. Over the counters, six Cirque lamps by Louis Poulsen empahasize the importance of this point.
At last, from our firm, we made also the graphic design of all the project, the logotype, and the posters.
Working in all this areas we achieve the unity that we were looking for the whole project.