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One of the most beautiful pastry shops in Poland. Bon Bon interior by UGO Architecture

08 of February '21

When a beautiful interior and excellent taste go hand in hand, you can fully feed the senses. The confectionery shop on the Opole market has become famous not only for its truly exceptional sweets. Thanks to the interior designed by UGO Architecture, Bon Bon has joined the ranks of the most beautiful pastry shops in Poland.

Photo by Tomo Yarmush |

more than a showcase

From the Opole market, we head to the Bon Bon pastry shop. Crossing the threshold, the interior takes us to another era. The design is inspired by the 1920s of the previous century and the New York style of gastronomy. Art déco influences are intertwined with contemporary trends. Emerald finishes and stone surfaces bring to mind a modernist townhouse. A contemporary boutique patisserie is not just about taste, but the whole experience, where sweet products are consistent with the space. Artistic display cases showcase the finest pralines, pastries and cakes, not overshadowing them, but complementing them with color and composition.

Photo by Tomo Yarmush |

tarrazzo, emerald and gold

Themodernist floor, lined with tarrazzo tiles in graphite color leads us straight to the decorative counter. It is the counter that is the central and most distinctive element of the interior. The eye is caught by a beautiful brass ornament in the shape of half arches, which stands out against the powder terrazzo. Beautiful cakes, chocolate pralines, perfect éclairs and macarons tempt from behind the massive counter. Like the interior, the desserts are characterized by extraordinary precision of workmanship and attention to every detail, even the smallest. Neither the display case nor the background of the counter distracts from them, it is the sweets that are most important in the confectionery.

photo by Tomo Yarmush |

art déco

Behind the counter is a pearl of art déco design from the period of prosperity, namely a massive, chequered sideboard made of noble walnut. It performs the function of a bar, but also separates the cafe space from the technical facilities, elusive to the visitor's eye. Although geometric finishes dominate the entire interior , the exception is the lamps. Decorative sconces in the shape of flowers are minimalist wall decorations. A golden chandelier with an unusual oval shape was placed above the buffet.

photo by Tomo Yarmush |

Theatricality and transparency

The heavy emerald curtains balance the amount of daylight that comes through the confectionery's window displays, but also add mystery and elegance to the interior. In addition to the display windows on the market side, the sun streams into the room through the confectionery workroom. The working part of the premises has been separated from the cafe area by a decorative wall of milky glass panels, finished with decorative metal joints. Glazed doors also allow the confectioners' work to be observed, while dark curtains add to the theatrical effect. The doors also provide an opportunity to dampen noise from the confectionery studio. Exclusive restaurants and cafes, for which transparent quality of work is important, increasingly rely on this type of space solution, which allows a kind of voyeuristic view of cooks and confectioners. Pink terrazzo from the counter was also used on the floor, so that the café space seamlessly merges with the pastry studio. Conical tables and comfortable armchairs are set under the glass doors and walls. The furniture designs are reminiscent of Bauhaus design.

photo by Tomo Yarmush |

details count

Bonbon has been in existence since 2018. The chief confectioner is Kazimierz Targowski, and the caretaker and good soul of the whole enterprise is Katarzyna Bukowiec-Jędrzejów, who is relentless in her efforts to continuously develop the Opole confectionery concept. The place brings together people who love what they do, and confectionery is a way for them to give others an extraordinary experience, so their creations are refined from taste to the smallest aesthetic detail. The decorations, the colors and shapes of the confectionery, the visual dentistry, the cake boxes.... So it's no wonder they set their sights on an unconventional design by prominent architect of the younger generation Hugo Kowalski.

Marta Kowalska

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