located next to madrid’s el retiro park, juana limón is a bakery and coffee shop designed by local studio lucas y hernández-gil. comprised of only 50 square meters, the project aims to attract the attention of the passersby while fitting inside a small kitchen able to handle preparation of goods, as well as a public area to sell and consume them. the firm dealt with everything, from the interiors, to the furniture design and graphic identity. 

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juana limón is located next to el retiro park in madrid
all images by jara varela

 

 

previously a decoration store, lucas y hernández-gil pursued the idea of applying craftsmanship into the design to go with the artisanal side of baking. hand-made painted tiles in different colors set the different programs of the space while adding depth to the small area. the part dedicated to the production and commercialization of the baked goods showcases the tiles on the counter, walls and even floors. as for the spaces dedicated to the customers and the enjoyment of the goods, wood and iron were used instead.

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framed views from the outside reveal a warm interior

 

 

as for the furniture, every piece was designed by the studio who decided to reinforce the hand-made idea applying finishes to the iron and wood. the airy space, filled with natural light thanks to the wall-to-ceiling windows results in a warm atmosphere perfect to taste patissier’s laura negri baked goods with a good cup of coffee. lucas y hernández gil also took care of the graphic design of the whole project, including logotype and posters.

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hand-painted tiles were used on the counter, floor and walls

lucas y hernández-gil juana limón bakery madrid designboom
measuring 50 square meters, juana limón feels very spacious

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a pastel palette highlights the baked goods

lucas y hernández-gil juana limón bakery madrid designboom
all the furniture was custom-designed, featuring materials like wood and iron

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the grid provided by the tiles is complemented by the shelving

lucas y hernández-gil juana limón bakery madrid designboom
natural light fills the space all day long

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juana limón by lucas y hernandéz-gil


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