Kanel: A Swedish Bakery in Greece with a Scandinavian Feel

05.12.20 | By
Kanel: A Swedish Bakery in Greece with a Scandinavian Feel

Architecture and design studio Fluo recently completed a new family-owned Swedish konditori (bakery) in Thessaloniki, Greece. After years living in Sweden, the owners returned with a traditional Swedish recipe for kanelbullar (cinnamon rolls) in hand, inspiring the opening of Kanel.

The designers went for a Scandinavian aesthetic, while keeping in mind its Greece location, by dividing the space into warm and cold zones. The warm area was painted in a muddy terracotta that wraps the bar and prep space for a cohesive, nest-like feel. The corridor and seating area make up the cold section while acting as a pathway to the nest.

In the seating area, a graphic mural in earth tone colors connects the two spaces together while making a bold statement.

The neon signs share the bakery’s philosophy and become backdrops for visitors needing to get an Instagram fix.

Photos by Panos Arvanitakis.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.