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Brief Published: 28 Feb 2012

Plywood Perfection: Baker D. Chirico, Australia


Melbourne-based architects March Studio, best known for its stunning interior design concepts for Australian beauty brand Aesop, has designed a visually dynamic and ultra-practical interior for the Baker D. Chirico bakery in Carlton, Australia – using just plywood.

Using a CNC routing process, the simple material has been transformed into an undulating wooden cave with a wall shelving system that extends from behind the service counter to the ceiling. The real genius of the sweeping design is that the plywood partitions, which have formed pocket-like shelves of different sizes, allow for the freshly baked bread to cool enticingly in full view of the customers.

Continuing the literal visual thematic, the flat counter area in front of the wall looks like a gigantic chopping board.

March Studio

Baker D. Chirico