One of Maja’s recent design projects of 2018 is called ‘Pastryology’, which is located at Port Rashid in Dubai and was designed for her clients Aisha Sharaf and Tariq al Taher. Based on an area of 92m2 , the project’s concept was specialty food and beverages while the main focus was on carefully handcrafted desserts. The aim was to attract certain customers who were looking for high-quality products and in search of a palatable dish that featured perfectly balanced tastes and textures.
Easy Access to Pastryology Thrilled the Customers
On Port Rashid, Pastryology is positioned within four containers, which allow Maja’s concepts of spatial design to reflect the personality of the brand that exudes a theme of being delicately patterned and soberly colorful. Despite being situated within containers, the area of the project was designed to be easily accessible so that customers can approach the kitchen where they can get a view of the chefs and baristas at work, preparing beautifully crafted desserts and coffees.
While you relish the flavor of your delicacies, the view over Port Rashid harbor feels more welcoming because of the interiors, which radiates a homely warmth that helped the customers feel comfortable and at ease. Designed by Maja herself, the details and furniture created the perfect atmosphere for a delightful gathering that was held.
Stunning Brass Designs Fused with the Presence of Marble and Stone
The timeless brass details that embellished the bar counter brought it to life and attracted gazes of the customers who were passing by. The frame that divided the staircase also featured a touch of bronze because the metal’s earthy tone makes it better suited compared to shinier alternatives.
The bar also displayed a marble countertop that served as a classic essential that proved Maja’s designs never stray farther from what is common and functional. The bar incorporated a glass vision panel which created the effect of a wide open space. For the tables, she selected marble as the primary constituent so that they appear graceful but not flimsy while the legs were mainly brass so that it appeared as the perfect fusion of stone and metal.
Splendorous Mural Artwork, Floating Shelves, and Soothing Shades
The staircase wall was decorated with Amna al Muhairi’s enchanting mural artwork while the gold leaf detailing added a luxurious finish to the setting. Floating shelves that adorned the walls were a combination of minimalistic design and space-saving functionality. Since the interior of Pastryology is overlooking the harbor, the addition of custom benches with comfortable cushions displayed beach-house charisma that was appreciated by the guests. The calming colors were specifically selected so as to complement and contrast with the loud undertone of brass to create an aesthetically pleasing scene. Moreover, the project was decked with different kinds of furniture to promote relaxation and diversity so that customers and guests can enjoy their desserts but not at the cost of being comfortable. A highlight of the project’s design are pictures taken of the scene by Maja Kozel herself that have captured
Pastryology in a moment in time. Pastryology has truly stood out, and an endorsement of this is in the shape of a “Done By Youth” award it has received from the UAE Ministry of youth. This award is in recognition of Pastryology’s contribution towards social and economic progress.