With store location in Osaka and Tokyo, PABLO, a fresh-baked cheese tarts store has now opened its doors in Yokohama, Japan. Designed by Design Atelier Rondo, the interiors was inspired by the process of making tarts: churning, baking, stamping, finishing, wrapping, and serving.
Unlike the previous stores, this one combines the bakery and a retail section with a eat-in cafe setting. The design features a series of curved and flowing walls partly covered with lush green plants. A sequence of intersectional curved lines travel from the façade to the inside of the shop like a tunnel, based on layer design. As an inclusion of live greenery within the built environment, plants were vertically hooked up to some of the curved walls and beneath the counter top.
Customers are able to view the baking process before enjoying the freshly baked tart in the sitting area. The cafe has a cozy, warm atmosphere with tones of orange, yellow and light wood and natural plants attached to a suspended metal framework around PABLO, establishing a soft but symbolic “The world of PABLO”.
Photography by Masahiro Ishibashi