mel southerden is a classically trained patissier who has indulged a picky demographic of sweet tooths with a wide range of artisanal pastry concoctions. the entrepreneur has recently relocated her southerden store + café to a new location in london's fast-emerging southwark neighbourhood, and has given the place a brilliant look, once again with the help of design practice studio maclean and textile + fashion design duo eley kishimoto. previously a run-down hairdressing salon, the space has been transormed into a modern and inviting environment where to sit back and enjoy the freshly made delicacies on offer.
the most striking interior element is eley kishimoto's fabulous venice grid pattern which pretty much covers all surfaces. southerden's café section is sparsely furnished with sleek tables and simple black chairs that beautifully correspond with row of wall-mounted, boxy displays, each featuring a different type of pastry, and studio maclean's pendular lights. as said, southerden is a place where to indulge, but if you're too busy to drop by, it just as easily provides your sugar fix through a bespoke order online. and those who'd like to learn a few tricks of their own can enroll in one of the special workshops. location: 72 bermondsey street [southwark].
© southerden / photography: chris tubbs