Avgotaraxo Delicatessen

Architectural Design: Antistixis Architects
Location: Messolonghi
Year: 2023
Under Construction

Avgotaraxo Delicatessen Shop: A Traditional-yet-Modern Space to Indulge in Greek Delicacies

Located in the heart of Messolonghi, Greece, Avgotaraxo Delicatessen Shop is a new addition to the local food scene. Designed by our office, the shop boasts a unique mix of traditional and modern elements that create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for customers to taste and buy local delicacies.

At the heart of the design is the use of traditional elements to give prominence to the products and the locality. The shop’s main products are avgotaraxo (a traditional Greek delicacy made from fish roe), cheese, local pasta, pulses, and dry nuts. To showcase these products, our team used patchwork tiles to lay on the floor with green and orange hues. The warm and vibrant colors of the tiles evoke the traditional Greek style, while the patchwork design adds a modern twist.

The spherical pendant basket lightings suspended from the ceiling are a focal point of the design. The lights are supposed to look like strings of small mozzarella cheese balls, adding a playful touch to the ambiance. The material of the lighting is natural and boho chic, complementing the traditional elements of the space.

A solid wood product-tasting area is also a key feature of the shop. Visitors can sit and sample the diverse selection of goods that are available to buy, giving them a chance to experience the local flavors. Different-sized oak shelves display packaged goods, creating a visually interesting display that invites customers to explore the products.

The green display cupboards designed by our office are another important feature of the shop. The green color adds calmness and complements the peachy patchwork-pattern floors. The use of green color also added a sense of nature and freshness to the space, echoing the natural ingredients of the local delicacies sold in the shop. The cupboards house a variety of products, making it easy for customers to browse and find what they need.

The showcase also plays an important role in the design. We thought of using wooden pallets (used for transporting goods) suspended from the ceiling. On them, we placed the products that the owner wanted to showcase for advertising. The black metal shelves used to differentiate the spots of products add an industrial aesthetic to the overall design, creating a balance between traditional and modern styles.

To add a playful character to the entrance, we added a stripe small awning to the entrance door. The tent adds a whimsical touch and invites customers to step inside and indulge in the local delicacies.

Overall, the design of Avgotaraxo Delicatessen Shop captures the spirit of the local neighborhood while offering a modern and comfortable space for customers to indulge in Greek delicacies. The traditional elements, warm colors, and playful touches all work together to create an inviting and unforgettable experience.