54 MINT, IL FORNO

WALNUT CREEK, CA

  • 500 SQ FT

  • 4 MONTHS

  • BUDGET = $$

  • COMPLETED

  • FABRICATION: THE SHOP DESIGN BUILD

  • DESIGNER: OTHRSPACE 

THIS BAKERY BY DAY, DINNER BY NIGHT FAMILY OWNED ITALIAN RESTAURANT IS LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN WALNUT CREEK. WE WORKED WITH THE OWNERS TO UPDATE THEIR BAR AND DISPLAY AREA TO CREATE A CLEAN AND MODERN DESIGN THAT WAS ALSO ADA COMPLIANT.  WE REPURPOSED BUTCHER-BOARD TO CREATE A BAKED GOODS DISPLAY AREA, CREATED A CUSTOM WINE RACK, NEW OPEN FACED STORAGE COMPARTMENTS, AND WRAPPED THE BAR WITH CORIAN, CREATING A SEAMLESS AND SANITARY EATING SURFACE.  WE WERE GREATLY INSPIRED BY THE VINTAGE COPPER POTS THEY COLLECTED AND DISPLAYED, AS WELL AS THE TRANSITION FROM DAY TIME USE TO NIGHT TIME IN THE SPACE.