Inside La Sartine Deli Store in Marseille

Inside La Sartine Deli Store in Marseille

La Sartine is an innovative deli store and a catering service in Marseille, that focuses on regional and local products. The project was designed by French studio Bertrand Guillon Architecture.

“The project itself is rather simple, and consists in establishing and allow to operate in this small space : a retail space, a back bar for catering service and cashing an office, a culinary studio and facilities. The catering space being proposed and envisaged to be on the front terrace – an ideal location on the dock of the Vieux Port right in front of « Notre Dame de la Garde » basilica. From the first sketches, we agree that it should be proposed to the customers something different from the outdated Provence grocery store. Accordingly « Goodbye » was said  to the sideboards and buffets, ceruse wood and chicken wire often commonly used in the past. They will all be replaced by furniture made-to-measure with clean lines and noble materials promoted in an immaculate and bright jewel – thanks to the natural light as well as  through varied lighting devices such as  brass sconces or even blown glass suspension from the designer Margaux Keller. The elaboration and design of the project is based on two lines of attack: at first with a redefinition of the occupancy of the existing volume and its relationship to the outside through the complete curettage of dilapidated facilities and the reconstruction of the mezzanine, thereof allowing the creation a double height at the entrance. It has thus been designed a steel structure that deploys itself in multiple dimensions up to the double height entrance. Conceived and designed like a multifunctional machine  the structure welcomes the back bar together with its household appliances and the cash register. It becomes also a counter, a cup board as well as a display support thanks to boxes and shelves in oak or Corian work surface. The opposite wall hosts an oak shelves device whose invisible fastening system allows a graphic presentation of the products offered for sale. Finally the visitor is attracted at the bottom of the store by the wine cellar where bottles are presented on foiled steel sheets shelves. This space leads into a private office as well as into the facilities dressed with zelliges. Access to the mezzanine culinary studio is done by a staircase hidden behind the bar area and by a dumbwaiter facilitating the management of the service. Isolated behind a glass wall at the double height space, the culinary studio enjoys a breathtaking views on the Vieux Port and allows the elaboration of provencal dishes cuisine under the benevolent eyes of Notre Dame de la Garde,” said Bertrand Guillon, founder of Bertrand Guillon Architecture

  • Location: Marseille, France
  • Date completed: 2016
  • Size: 538 square feet
  • Design: Bertrand Guillon Architecture 
  • Collaboration: Claire Teillet Architect DE
  • Graphic design: Thomas Cantoni
  • Photos: Julien Kerdraon
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Retail space
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Oak shelves
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Counter
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Oak boxes
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Wine cellar
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Details
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Bathroom
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Exterior