Levain

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. Specifically 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 counter tops feature soft, rounded corners- expressing the nature of bread making and the final product. Mosaic concrete, grainy terrazzo surfaces, 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
Restaurant
Helsinki, Finland
120 m2
2017
Completed
Architecture
Design
Interior
Team
Fanni Suvila, Risto Wikberg
Collaborators
Visual identity: KOKO3 agency, photography: Martin Sommerschield, Kuvio Oy