La Galette by David Guerra
Architect David Guerra has recently completed La Galette, a pâtisserie located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Description from the designer:
The initial concept of the project was to reinstate the status of a buffet and patisserie with 25 years of market, while providing it with a new identity. La Galette’s project makes an allusion to affection, singularity and refinement, seeking to portray the identity of old European patisseries with a modern touch.
The project also has sustainable thought as a principle, based on its three pillars: recycling, reusing and transforming. The light pendants above the tables were made with reused mason jars from the former buffet. The gypsum recessed lamp, the refrigerated showcase and the chairs also came from the former store. The chairs reced a green automotive paint coating, providing them with greater visibility in the new space. The golden cabinets were made with various door designs and mirrored interiors, giving greater spotlight to the exposed products. The golden tint is at the same time seductive and welcoming, while the pink brings a touch of irreverence to the space. As a contraposition to this colors, blue, gray and black appear on the cement tiles, bringing modernity while still making reference to an antique conception.
The expositor on the window shop, designed by the architect as two linear pieces on a sequence of lathed supports, also reveal the identity of La Galette, bringing an irreverent form of presentation. A handmade scissor window secures the window shop.
Design: Architect David Guerra, Nínive Resende, Jefferson Gurgel and Cláudia Camargos.
Photography: Jomar Bragança