By Josephine
by Sasufi

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French designer Sasufi used reclaimed wooden doors to recreate the decorative panelling of nineteenth century French interiors on the walls of this patisserie on the outskirts of Melbourne.

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Bright white paint unifies the assortment of doors, which are arranged in a patchwork over two walls.

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Shelving and display cupboards are slotted around the panels to present brightly-coloured packages containing herbal teas.

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A low counter extends from one of the walls and is also lined with white-painted doors. Glass cabinets sit on top and are filled with a selection of macaroons and cakes.

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The third wall of the patisserie is coloured with deep purple and decorated with antique porcelain plates.

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"The interior design reflects two primary intentions: simplicity and contrast," said Sasufi. "A clean white canvas has been created to form a backdrop to the colourful display of macarons and luxurious Kusmi Tea. A warm purple wall facing opposite provides a sense of contrast."

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White-painted chairs surround the rectangular tables and stand out against the dark tiles of the floor.

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A small kitchen is located at the rear of the cafe and a leaded-glass window offers a glimpse inside.

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Branding for the patisserie was completed by Melbourne creative agency Sense.

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Sasufi, aka Anne-Sophie Poirier, is a French-born designer based in Melbourne. She launched her studio in 2010 and has also completed the Slowpoke cafe, which features a 12 metre-long wall covered in timber offcuts.

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Other patisseries to open recently include a bakery designed as an oversized breadbasket and a Mexican shop dedicated to French macaroons.

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Photography is by the designer.

  • http://www.flooringfirst.co.uk/ Emma Sanders

    I’d love to have a coffee there! It has such an unique atmosphere and I love the idea of painting just one wall dark purple. French designers know what they are doing :)

  • Robert Johnston

    I’m being a nerd but want to point out that “suburb” in Australian parlance is merely a description of an urban subdivision rather than a geographical expression. Brunswick is not on the outskirts of Melbourne.