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NoChintz pays homage to the baking process at Pollen café and patisserie

Warm tones and raw materials define the second location for Manchester’s favourite sourdough spot.

28/07/2022 1 min read

Expanding to a second location in Manchester, Pollen’s Kampus site is home to the patisserie and large cafe area which flows out into the Kampus public gardens. Design studio NoChintz has chosen raw unrefined materials, repetition, layered materials, grained texture, clean industrial lines, linens, wholemeal tones and darker ‘caramelised crust’ accents pay homage to the baking process.

Colours are taken from natural grains – darker more earthy tones applied to more practical areas such as upholstered seating. A balance between simple proofing forms is found in upholstered seating and the more sculptural bespoke tables and pendant lighting.

The patisserie situated towards the rear of the space gives insight into the craft with its large bespoke glazed partition. The simplicity and harmony of the scheme allows the vibrancy from the produce to breath. A soft and warm palette juxtaposes the cold work surfaces to create balance. The calm and contrasting backdrop works in perfect harmony with the activity and hustle of everyday life in Pollen; with its inspiring views through to the patisserie kitchen and out into the garden neighbourhood.

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