Real Patisserie have been a loyal and regular client since 2016. I've loved helping them show their ethos through their spaces.
In the background I've assisted in the layout of their new offices in Southwick. After many years of producing their wholesale bakery from the rather special industrial building in central Brighton - New England House - to a seaside industrial unit in Southwick along the coast a little from Hove.
This shop had previously been a patisserie and was quickly rebranded and refitted for Real Patisserie. This was an opportunity to carry out further updates in better detail and do some building work to reconfigure the space to make the very voluminous space more intimate and add an office.
Sensible REUSE saved the client money and fit out time - the refrigerated units were in great condition, the floor and lighting was perfectly good. The retail layout needed tweaking and updates making to bring the look loosely into line with their existing bakeries.
Exciting new CIRCULAR ECONOMY materials were introduced. We used Foresso's timber terrazzo board as a decorative finish - made with recycled timber, all made using reall offcuts collected from city maintenance, local sawmills, or building sites sourced close to the Birmingham factory and produced with 100% renewable energy.
Feature lighting pendants were added, made by the innovative Finish studio Caracara Collective who use biowaste to create art. These pendants are made from orange peels collected from local supermarket orange juice machines. A nice ingredient link to the food sold in the patisserrie.
With the help of excellent local joiners Woodstar Creative we updated the display using reclaimed timber, added their signature dark blue green wall colour and added new chalkboard signage.