Conceived by the Polish studio NArchitekTURA, the concept for the French cake shop Nad & Greg was getting its final shape in parallel with the work on site.
The concept for the French cake shop Nad & Greg was getting its final shape in parallel with the work on site, to be completed in just three months. The chamber space on the ground floor of the tenement-house from the early 20th century on Kraków’s Podgórze Market Square gradually revealed its big potential.
First of all NArchitekTURA eliminated unattractive blue tiling in the interior discovering a historical stone floor, that they decided to restore. Consequently, the characteristic mosaic of light and dark panels of marble determined rather minimalist approach to other elements of the arrangement.
The high and deep window niches in two main rooms have been equipped with purpose designed pieces of furniture (integrating benches, tables and movable shutters). These wooden elements are additionally enriched with distinctive “keyhole” perforations.
Most of the furniture is made of bleached beech and oak wood, benches and chairs are additionally equipped with removable textile covers. The architectural intervention is complemented with an artistic installation Les Étoils (Stars) on the ceilings of main halls. It constitutes a rather surprising interpretation of the historical tradition of vaults’ decoration.
Nad & Greg French pâtisserie, Krakow
Program: cake shop
Artistic installation: Bartosz Haduch, Michał Haduch