Frama creates ultra-minimal interiors for Juno the Bakery in Copenhagen
Multidisciplinary studio Frama has finished this bakery in Copenhagen with off-white walls and terrazzo floors, allowing the bread loaves and pastries on offer to take centre stage.
Juno the Bakery is situated in the city's Østerbro neighbourhood, taking over the ground floor of a five-storey residential building.
The popular bakery was originally located a couple of doors down in a shop unit that measured just 35 square metres, but staff had come to find it too difficult to work in such constricted conditions.
This new location – which is a much more generous 120 square metres – has been designed by Frama with an open layout that fosters a "natural dialogue" between customer and staff areas, bringing the art of baking to the forefront.
"The vision for the new Juno spaces was to create a seamless interlink between the traditional craft of baking and a contemporary culinary experience," said Frama's founder, Niels Støyer Christophersen.
"Having more space to move is something that we've all looked forward to for a long time," added Juno the Bakery's co-founder, Emil Glaser.
"Now, in the new space – which has a really thoughtful plan for production and movement – we can all be more efficient and more comfortable. It's really amazing how much of a difference a few more square meters can make."
Inside, the bakery is loosely split into three different zones. Beside the entryway is a service area where customers make their orders. It's anchored by a steel-framed wooden counter, atop of which is a glass box where bread loaves, buns and Danish pastries are displayed.
Adjacently lies a seating area, dressed with one of Frama's Sintra dining tables – featuring a chunky cork base and a slim, round countertop crafted from yellow-tinged marble. Steel versions of the studio's geometric Triangolo chairs have also been scattered around, along with a couple of strip lights.
Full-height oak doors inset with expansive panels of glass allow customers to peek through to the baking room, where goods headed for the oven are kept on silver-metal trolleys.
The room's large windows also mean passersby on the street will be able to get a glimpse of the bakers at work.
Walls here have been clad with Mediterranean limestone tiles, unlike in the customer-dedicated areas of the bakery where surfaces have been painted a shade of eggshell white. Grey terrazzo flooring runs throughout.
"When approaching the project we delved into an in-depth material case study, to understand what could coexist with the crafted baked goods and as well compliment them in tones and textures, according to the many artisanal processes they undergo," added Christophersen.
Outdoors, there's an extra seating area. There are plans to eventually connect the old and new sites of Juno the Bakery, allowing even more room for customers to eat-in.
A minimalist aesthetic permeates all of the furniture pieces, skincare items and interiors created by Frama, which has been established since 2011.
Other projects by the studio include The Slow, a pared-back concept store in Beirut that features lime-washed walls and concrete display fixtures.
Photography is by Maja Karen.