Returning the space back to its roots as a bakery, Levain represents a different functional concept in Helsinki. Predominantly a bakery, the space is also a restaurant, cafe and cocktail bar, maximizing its use throughout the day. Roughly half of the 120 m2 space is reserved for visitors, the other half is staff, kitchen and bakery.

Particularly, at the request of our client, bold shades of green are used in the three rooms that make up the establishment’s publicly accessible space. The two-tone color scheme continues throughout the three cozy rooms, unifying them. Textile art and a vintage lighting fixture add uniqueness. Solid oak furniture and countertops feature soft, rounded corners- expressing the nature of bread making and the final product. Mosaic concrete, grainy terrazzo surfaces and materials typical to southern European countries are used. A small terrace takes over a parking space in front of the bakery, expanding the bakery during the summer months.

BW-Restaurants Oy
Helsinki, Finland
120 m2
Fanni Suvila, Risto Wikberg
Visual identity: KOKO3 agency, photography: Martin Sommerschield, Kuvio Oy