TRIBECA TREATS

The owner of Tribeca Treats, Rachel Thebault, wanted a pure, clean interior, underscoring the idea that her ingredients and methods are pure and simple. Turett took the cue and designed a bakery that is all about dark and white chocolate. The walls are a series of horizontally placed wood boards that are painted a creamy white, and the floor and counters are in a stone that is, literally, called “chocolate slate,” a rich, intense brown color. Horizontal lines on the walls literally draw the eye toward the focal point of the space: the kitchen and ovens. Because this is a real bakery making small batches of homemade goods, there will often be something in the oven, and that is the focus of the store. Tall pillars of color on the front wall and can be seen by everyone leaving the store.

2010