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Interior Design by Foomann seen at Depot De Pain, Carlton North - Depot De Pain
Image credit: Willem-Dirk du Toit @willem_dirk

Depot De Pain

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Foomann second depot de pain is on a corner site in Rathdowne Village, Carlton North, and has been operating since 2010 and ageing well. The building was uninhabited with a long abandoned and poor quality renovation needing to be undone. The design has a relationship with our first depot de pain, but is a contextual solution. The cafe has three indoor seating areas, a courtyard and cellar with the retail zone creating a bridge between spaces. Each room has it’s own feel and quality using a palette of materials that subtly shifts. The bread display was inspired by shelving found in the neighboring library with feature lighting sourced vintage. The continuous 45-degree detail on the oak joinery is something the joiners are very proud of.

Builder: Good Constructions
Photos: Willem-Dirk du Toit

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Meet the Creator

Jo Foong and Jamie Sormann established Foomann in 2008. Our architecture practice is devoted to the realisation of beautifully simple, sensitive spaces. Located in the centre of Melbourne; we have projects across Victoria in residential, interior, hospitality, retail and multi-res fields with varied budgets. Utility, context and sustainability underpin our approach. We encourage collaboration and embrace ideas from aligned clients, building professionals and craftspeople. We immerse ourselves in every project and work towards inspired outcomes that elevate the experience of everyday life.