BRESCÓ BAKERY, BARCELONA
Estudio de Interiorismo Desafrà has specified Neolith by TheSize, a brand of all-natural, premium Sintered Compact Surfaces, for the Brescó Chocolate Shop. Located in Casa Calvet, in the Eixample district in Barcelona, Spain, the bakery is housed in one of Antoni Gaudí’s most emblematic buildings.
Declared a site of cultural interest (Bien de Interés Cultural), the building is the new location of Chocolates Brescó and the first installation of the bakery placed outside its site of origin in Huesca, Spain. Established in 1875, this family business of master chocolatiers has a reputation for the highest quality and craftsmanship.
Avorio and Chocolate, from Neolith’s Colorfeel collection, were selected for the 200 sqm of flooring as well as for the cladding throughout the bakery; their beige and brown tonal qualities being the perfect representation of chocolate. The transformed areas include the entrance, as well as the café and multimedia space.
Gaudí is the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism; for this project the materials specified needed to be integrated and shaped accordingly to mimic his famed geometric style. This was achieved by cutting Neolith slabs using the trencadís technique to create a type of mosaic prevalent in Catalan Modernism made from broken tile shards. Neolith’s seamless integration into the renovation renovated? Gaudí’s famed Casa Calvet modernist structure is testimony to the versatility of the material.
Durable, scratch and abrasion resistant, non-porous and featuring chromatic properties so that its colour does not fade, Neolith is suitable for exterior and interior construction: kitchen and bath countertops, furnishings, flooring and facades.
Available in large lightweight sheets as standard, Neolith also offers the freedom to be cut and shaped to meet the bespoke requirements of today’s interior design.