Year of completion: 2020
Taking a fresher approach on a commercial work so often associated with stereotype and cautious design, Breadlady is our latest take on a neighbourhood bakery located in one of the most densely-poupulated area in Penang, Malaysia. Sharing same values as their pastries, the brief of the project was straightforward – creating a space that is functional, honest and inviting for the shoppers.
Inspired to create a fluid narrative in a tight and boxy space, we organised the space into distinct yet interconnected zones, with cafe seatings sitting adjacent to the pastry displays while a multi-functional coffee bar acts as the payment area and also a communication point between the bakery’s kitchen and the front area. Facing the main street, a recessed entrance enlivened by coral pink hues and timber details beckons the inquisitive passer-by to enter the bakery.
Reimagining the flow of a modern day bakery, we sought a common design language for the space in the form of curved edges as seen on the furniture design, textures and walls – creating a more dynamic and relaxed space for the patrons to shop for their favourite pastries. While intended to elevate appetite, shades of pastel pink also added a layered experience and a playful touch to the space.