Kanel | A Swedish konditori in Greece, designed by Fluo Architecture & Design Studio, Photo © Panos Arvanitakis

Kanel is a Swedish konditori that opened in Thessaloniki in 2020. The owner’s family has lived for many years in Sweden and along with the mentality has brought back to Greece a classic Swedish recipe, that of the kanelbullar.

Fluo Architecture & Design Studio was inspired by the simplicity of the Scandinavian interiors, which were adapted in Thessaloniki’s warmer territory.
Kanel | A Swedish konditori in Greece, designed by Fluo Architecture & Design Studio, Photo © Panos Arvanitakis

“The space is divided in two parts, the warm and the cold”.

Kanel | A Swedish konditori in Greece, designed by Fluo Architecture & Design Studio, Photo © Panos Arvanitakis

Kanel | A Swedish konditori in Greece, designed by Fluo Architecture & Design Studio, Photo © Panos Arvanitakis

The warm part is painted in a mud like terracotta and creates a nest enclosing the bar and preparation area.
Kanel | A Swedish konditori in Greece, designed by Fluo Architecture & Design Studio, Photo © Panos Arvanitakis

The lack of joints and the color unity of the nest were accomplished with the use of decorative micro cement.
Kanel | A Swedish konditori in Greece, designed by Fluo Architecture & Design Studio, Photo © Panos Arvanitakis

Kanel | A Swedish konditori in Greece, designed by Fluo Architecture & Design Studio, Photo © Panos Arvanitakis

Kanel | A Swedish konditori in Greece, designed by Fluo Architecture & Design Studio, Photo © Panos Arvanitakis

Kanel | A Swedish konditori in Greece, designed by Fluo Architecture & Design Studio, Photo © Panos Arvanitakis

The cold part is the seating area and is like a corridor leading to the nest.

Kanel | A Swedish konditori in Greece, designed by Fluo Architecture & Design Studio, Photo © Panos Arvanitakis

“A contemporary reading of Venetian terrazzo by Emil Group was installed on the floor”.

Kanel | A Swedish konditori in Greece, designed by Fluo Architecture & Design Studio, Photo © Panos Arvanitakis

The marble fragments of the Medley tiles by Ergon were chosen in white tones to highlight the antithesis between the two spaces.
Kanel | A Swedish konditori in Greece, designed by Fluo Architecture & Design Studio, Photo © Panos Arvanitakis

The earth-tone graphic pattern on the wall is a play between diverse geometric forms and works as the connective link between the two spaces.
Kanel | A Swedish konditori in Greece, designed by Fluo Architecture & Design Studio, Photo © Panos Arvanitakis

The neon quotes express Kanel’s philosophy and at the same time create instagrammable backgrounds.
Kanel | A Swedish konditori in Greece, designed by Fluo Architecture & Design Studio, Photo © Panos Arvanitakis

With the phrase ‘a piece for everyone’ as the café’s motto, anyone and everyone are invited to join.
Kanel | A Swedish konditori in Greece, designed by Fluo Architecture & Design Studio, Photo © Panos Arvanitakis

Kanel | A Swedish konditori in Greece, designed by Fluo Architecture & Design Studio, Photo © Panos Arvanitakis

Facts & Credits:

Project title: Kanel | A Swedish konditori in Greece, Location: Georgiou Stavrou – Thessaloniki – Greece, Architecture Firm: Fluo Architecture and design studio, Design team (Architects): Fei Maniati – Thalia Mihail – Melina Zarkadoula – Christina Mitraka, Interior designer & supervisor: Christina Serrou, Built area: 35 m², Completion year: January 2020, Text description: Fluo Architecture and design studio, Photography: PANOS ARVANITAKIS

Suppliers:

Contract furniture: ALMECO, Custom furniture: EPIPLO GIALOPSOS, Lighting: LUMINART, Sanitary appliances: KISKINIDIS – Living made easy, Tiles: Emil GROUP, MEDLEY by ERGON, Terrazzo tiles: GRANDINETTI