Nespresso’s Coffee-boutique rewarded at Prix Intérieurs Ferdie
Montreal, January 18th, 2010
– The Prix Intérieurs Ferdie just honored Nespresso’s Coffee-Boutique shop
for its outstanding interior design, giving it the first prize in the
Commercial-Café category. This prize crowns the joined efforts of Thibodeau
Architecture+Design (TAD) and of the project designers, the Swiss firm
Concept Consult Design (CCD). Located on Crescent Street in Montreal, and
opened to the public since February 2009, the very first Nespresso
Coffee-Boutique in Canada also houses the Company’s Canadian headquarters.
”We’re very happy with this prize. Canadians are increasingly adopting high
quality portioned coffee and our coffee-boutique responds well to this
tendency”, proudly declares Jacques Demont, Nestlé Nespresso Canada national
director. Let us underline as well that Nespresso will participate, along
with TAD, to the Design Montreal Open House, in May 2010.
An Elegant Space
Well-known for its coffees of carefully designed flavours, it was an obvious
necessity for its planning to be as elegant as its notoriety. This is how
Concept Consult Design (CCD) and Thibodeau Architecture + Design (TAD) came
to unite their strengths. The result was to create a flowing and refined
space in which subtle accents add life and dynamism. The visual homogeneity
between the tasting area and the sale area helps erasing the visual barriers
that could have easily been produced by the two-floors distribution. The
curved lines and the transparency of the handrails reinforce this flowing
sensation, attenuating the physical limits.
Building such a tailored endeavour, for which every detail is required to be
attentively designed, creates its lot of challenges. It is however thanks to
a close collaboration between TAD and its sister company
Pan American Constructions Inc.,
as a “Design-Build” project, that it was possible to face the numerous
difficulties while respecting a stringent time-schedule and the established
budget. Indeed, the renovation of this heritage building brought its share
of surprises with the structure, without nonetheless destabilizing the
valiant multidisciplinary team's efforts to deliver a successful project.
Thibodeau Architecture + Design
Awarded firm offering specialized services in architecture and interior
design, TAD aims to build a sustainable future, counting on an integrated
team of LEED accredited professionals, dedicated to doing great work, making
a difference and most of all, having fun! With offices in Vancouver and
Montreal, and thanks to its network of affiliated firms in the majority of
Canada’s biggest cities, our team insures personalised services to all of
our clients, locally as well as nationally.