minale design strategy: maison des maîtres chocolatiers belges minale design strategy: maison des maîtres chocolatiers belges
jan 21, 2011

minale design strategy: maison des maîtres chocolatiers belges

‘maison des maîtres chocolatiers belges’ by minale design strategy in in brussels, belgium all images courtesy minale design strategy



creative agency minale design strategy has headed the concept and interior design of belgium-based shop, ‘maison des maîtres chocolatiers belges’. naturally drawing from the qualities of chocolate, the project aims to create a dynamic shopping environment with a bold and graphic wall treatment.



shop interior


in a singular manner, the floor, walls, and ceiling are treated in a chocolate colour which can be clearly observed from the street. the edges and corners of the room are pulled out in a three dimensional, multifaceted surface that reflect light at different angles. the gem-like effect was intended to suggest a chocolate quarry out of which the shop was hewn. much like a scored chocolate bar, the walls feature well-defined grooves for display shelves made out of glass.



chocolate counter


near the counter at the back of the store, the ‘white chocolate’ element is introduced with triangular tile work which also marks the stairs leading upstairs to the chocolate atelier. a place for the académie du chocolate to meet or host demonstrations, a clear distinction of space is made between retail and studio.



‘jewel-like’ tile effect


checkout counter


(left) entrance (right) facet detail


showcase shelves of resident artisans



suspended light pieces and stool



the architecture of the boutique is translated to all communication tools including the store’s website, packaging and shopping bags, clearly establishing an distinct identity. 



embedded screen displaying information




  • cool colors!

    Juanita Ott says:
  • Multifaceted surfaces are on the go!
    Delicious project 😀

    L. says:

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