Ateliers Sansone was called in to bring touches of marble to various strategic design elements. On the wall where the items on sale are displayed (jams, honey, tea, wine, etc.), the display shelves are backed with White Carrara marble.
This “open-book” marble clad wall is made from a single block that has been cut to fit. The pieces have been rearranged as they were in the original block, allowing its natural veining to remain clearly visible.
The shop counter where pastries and cakes are displayed has been transformed by its association with another work surface in white Carrara marble. This natural stone is perfect from an aesthetic point of view whilst also being easy to clean. An opening in the marble has also been cut to receive a fitted sink.
To contrast with all of this white a large marble work surface in black Spanish Nero Marquina marble has been fitted against the window frames that open onto the street facing the Treille Church. This installation provides a nice long perspective, from the tea-room’s entrance to the rear wall.
These two marbles, black and white, have a smooth mat finish with rounded edges.