For a tiny raw-food concession stand in a Montreal supermarket, L. McComber creates maximum impact with a smooth shell in cherry wood.
Crudessence, a Montreal company that sells raw food products, runs a number of eateries in the city and even boasts its own learning academy, has just opened an eye-catching concession stand inside a local supermarket. Located in the suburb of Brossard, the Avril health food market is akin to Whole Foods, so the setting makes sense for Crudessence’s menu of organic and vegan smoothies, salads, desserts and more.
The 200-square-foot stand is animated and organized by its swooping enclosure in CNC-cut cherry wood. Resembling a natural husk – like a cocunut or walnut shell – it wraps the kitchen and counter. It provides a natural complement to the stainless steel appliances, including a freezer and refrigerator, but no microwaves or ovens. And its signage – carved onto the front – is both elegant and attention-grabbing.
The project represents the third collaboration between Crudessence and design firm L. McComber. The studio’s first eat-in venue for Crudessence also represented a feat of packing maximum personality into a tiny space, this time a 400-square-foot bar in Plateau Mont-Royal. And the second, a much roomier restaurant in Centre-ville, showed how it can create serene interiors with lots of wood and many intimate details.