La Chambre aux Confitures by Noël
Dominguez and Agathe Delecourt

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La Chambre aux Confitures by Noel Dominguez

Jars of colourful preserves are treated like precious antiques at this Paris jam shop by French architects Noël Dominguez and Agathe Delecourt.

La Chambre aux Confitures by Noel Dominguez

Rows of the glass pots are arranged in neat rows on the curved plywood shelves of La Chambre aux Confitures, as well as on crystal platters and inside bell jars.

La Chambre aux Confitures by Noel Dominguez

The curved shelves create an oval-shaped outline around the interior of the shop.

La Chambre aux Confitures by Noel Dominguez

Copper-fronted cabinets in one corner fold open to reveal a cooking demonstration area.

La Chambre aux Confitures by Noel Dominguez

You can see all our stories about shop interiors here, including a wine shop with bottle-shaped shutters.

La Chambre aux Confitures by Noel Dominguez

Photography is by Fred Toulet.

La Chambre aux Confitures by Noel Dominguez

Here's a description of the project from Noël Dominguez:


« La Chambre aux Confitures »

At No. 9 rue des Martyrs in the ninth arrondissement of Paris, we are invited to design the first boutique of La Chambre aux Confitures.

La Chambre aux Confitures by Noel Dominguez

The existing local presently exhibits various unfavourable characteristics: single orientation, ambiguous contours, bearing point at the center of gravity...
We envision a new room with clear boundaries, in the shape of the ellipse.

La Chambre aux Confitures by Noel Dominguez

In between we create a large birch plywood cabinet that presents the essential La Chambre aux Confitures products- small glass jars and their precious contents.

La Chambre aux Confitures by Noel Dominguez

Three elements punctuate this project: the two entrances (to the street and to the court) which are treated wood in flat screen, and the copper details that show when the panels are deployed during cooking demonstrations/recipe presentations.

La Chambre aux Confitures by Noel Dominguez

This project celebrates the relevance of the theme of the store ("The House").

La Chambre aux Confitures by Noel Dominguez

We anticipate the creation of the first cell of the plan (the room) and its architectural space- structure, function and creative illumination.

La Chambre aux Confitures by Noel Dominguez

Program: Delicatessen
Client: La Chambre aux Confitures – Lise Bienaimé
Cost HT: 60 000 Euros
Surface: 25 sqm
Team: Noël Dominguez Architect, representative. Arnold Bogat, collaborator Agathe Delecourt and Noémi Langlois-Meurinne,  designers involved
Calendar: March to September 2011
Businesses: LMP (TCE), Titom (Joinery), 5 and Co (Locksmith), Ets. Maestrini (Glass and facade), Granito (Floor)

  • Kieran

    Aesop of jams?

  • http://twitter.com/GayleAlstrom @GayleAlstrom

    I love the curved line instead of a straight line. It looks more Scandinavian than French.

  • edward

    Very elegant for such a lowly item. Perhaps the price elicits respect.

  • LaureR

    Indeed, so pretty and simple for such a price.