Bread in Common
We delivered a full fit-out of joinery and cabinetry for Fremantle’s iconic Bread in Common Restaurant & Bakery.
Walking into the space, on the right, hand side, you’ll see see a big black box that extends the length of the kitchen . We crafted that. It is made from compact laminate with a raw finish, sourced from Italy, and appears to be carved from a solid block, with invisible joinery. This is incredibly difficult to execute, which is why Handwerk was the company for the job.
Five years on, commercial venues half as busy as Bread in Common would likely need to refinish their interiors. Bread in Common’s looks as good, or better, as it did Day One, the materials have aged beautifully to enhance the ambience of the venue.
Leather bench seating with a built in waiter station was made from American Oak paired with natural leather, and our imported compact laminate.
We initially built a bespoke solid oak & imported black laminate bread counter to the architect’s specifications. However, upon usage, it became evident that this was not a suitable solution for piping-hot, fresh-from-the-oven bread. We were asked to solve the problem, and revisited the job in an all-nighter to, to fix, drill, sand, and oil the solution.
If you’ve never noticed the Range-hood at Bread in Common, then we’ve done our job right. It took us three weeks to build the under-construction, cladding and finish to hide the vast range-hood and reveal the view into the building’s eye-catching second storey.
On the intimate second second story you’ll see our hand-crafted wooden dining tabes, made from thick ply Spotted Gum.
Bread in Common went on to win multiple Architecture and design awards including:
AIA National Award Commercial Architecture Award 2014
AIA National Award Interior Architecture Award
City of Fremantle Conservation of Heritage Award
AIA (WA Chapter) Margaret Pitt Morison Heritage Award
AIA (WA Chapter) Julius Elischer Award for Interior Architecture
AIA (WA Chapter) Commercial Architecture Award
AIA (WA Chapter) Mondoluce Lighting Award
Bread in Common’s interiors look as good, or better, as they did Day One – the materials have aged beautifully to enhance the ambience of the venue.