February 17, 2011

All this talk of chocolate the past couple days has reminded me of some beautiful chocolate shops that I have come across lately. I've been wanting to share these for awhile, but now seemed an appropriate time to showcase them all together. You know, while you munch your way through a heart shaped box of confections.

From the WonderWall website:
"The theme is "Chef's Table in the Kitchen." The entire establishment is rendered as a chocolate kitchen, with a table placed within to accommodate invited guests. Covering one of the walls are 56 different types of chocolate blocks, tastefully placed in glass showcases."

Le Maison des Maitres Chocolatiers
Brussels, Belgium

The concept for this space evolved from the idea of chocolate as a gem, which explains the faceted appearance of the walls and ceiling. While the dark chocolate colour of the walls, floors, and ceilings suggests a cave like environment, the facets reflect the light at various angles, which opens up the space. The fine reveals also suggest the break marks in a bar of chocolate.

Harajuku, Tokyo

From the WonderWall website:
"This is Godiva’s new concept flagship store. Godiva’s idea was “treat thyself”. Wonderwall’s intention was to add a breath of fresh air to the more traditional image Godiva instill. The shop features humorous design details such as the “melting chocolate” ceiling combined with the primarily classical interior design. The boutique’s popular and fashionable location of Harajuku has also been considered in the overall design. Passers-by can view both its entrance as well as the customers enjoying their time with chocolate on the second floor cafe."


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