Atelier Moderno, an architecture and design firm, and Anne Sophie Goneau, an interior designer, recently collaborated on a new retail space for A La Folie, a pastry shop, on Montreal’s busy Avenue du Mont-Royal.
The designers conceived the 650-square-foot space a largely monochromatic, black and gray backdrop to both the vibrancy of the streetscape outside and the colorful and whimsically shaped pastries on display. All of the pastries are made on-site in a production space at the rear of the shop. It is separated from the retail area by a mid-height wall that encourages the sounds and smells from the kitchen to permeate the boutique.
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