Dominique Ansel Bakery
What if Claude Monet were to move to Los Angeles as a young man? This is an exploration of how he might capture the 'city of angels' in different lights and seasons, interpreted throughout the design of both floors. The ground floor bakery is inspired by daybreak, with the scent of freshly baked bread like the morning air, and the shades of early light being reflected in the tonalities of the bakery counter. In the wood paneled lounge next to the communal table, one feels as if sitting under the dappled shade of a tree for respite from the sun. Angled and tiered seating is located on the other end, which alludes to seating formations found in nature.