Fluo, Architecture and design studio designed Κanel, a Swedish konditori, getting inspiration from the simplicity of Scandinavian interiors adapting them in Thessaloniki’s warmer territory.

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Kanel is a Swedish konditori that opened in Thessaloniki in 2020. The owner’s family has lived for many years in Sweden and along with the mentality has brought back to Greece a classic Swedish recipe, that of the kanelbullar.

The space is divided in two parts, the warm and the cold. The warm part is painted in a mud like terracotta and creates a nest enclosing the bar and preparation area. The lack of joints and the color unity of the nest were accomplished with the use of decorative micro cement. The cold part is the seating area and is like a corridor leading to the nest.

A contemporary reading of Venetian terrazzo by Emil Group was installed on the floor. The marble fragments of the Medley tiles by Ergon were chosen in white tones to highlight the antithesis between the two spaces. The earth-tone graphic pattern on the wall is a play between diverse geometric forms and works as the connective link between the two spaces.

The neon quotes express Kanel’s philosophy and at the same time create instagrammable backgrounds. With the phrase “a piece for everyone” as the café’s motto, anyone and everyone are invited to join.

Facts & Credits
Project title  Kanel – A Swedish konditori in Greece
Location  Georgiou Stavrou, Thessaloniki, Greece
Completion year  January 2020
Built area  35 m2
Architecture Firm  Fluo, Architecture and design studio
Architects  Fei Maniati, Thalia Mihail, Melina Zarkadoula, Christina Mitraka
Interior designer & supervisor  Christina Serrou
Photography  Panos Arvanitakis

Contract furniture  Almeco
Custom furniture  Epiplo Gialopsos
Lighting  Luminart
Sanitary appliances  Kiskinidis-Living made easy
Tiles  Emil group, Medley by Ergon
Terrazzo tiles  Grandinetti

See, also, HEV • “Evripidis” Hotel by Fluo Architecture & Design Studio, here!