H2R Design, the award-winning design studio creating renowned commercial and hospitality spaces, was contracted to design Dubai’s first Bagel Yard, Montreal’s renowned bagel concept. Playing on the brand’s fresh and natural philosophy, the design welcomes guests to a modern and authentic bagel experience in the heart of Dubai.
H2R Design was inspired by the integral natural and fresh essence of the brand, offering customers a variety of hand-rolled and oven-baked bagels. With that in mind, H2R Design created a contemporary and naturally lit space adorned with a variety of vibrant greenery for contrast and texture. Upon entering the shop, guests can stimulate their senses with the delicious aroma of freshly-baked bagels hanging gracefully on the featured pegboard wall. While the wall presents Instagram-worthy content for visitors to capture, H2R Design strategically included the feature to offer a space for the oven-baked bagels to cool off on the brass hooks behind the counter.
Commenting on the project, the lead designers Husain Roomi, Hasan Roomi and Jacqui Shaddock expressed their vision for the project.
‘We were briefed with the task of creating a cozy and home-like destination for customers to fall in love with. Given the intricate detail that is put into the bagel-making process, we wanted to represent this delicacy within the design of the space. By creating a fresh, clean and aesthetically appealing interior layout, we have proudly created the new home for Montreal’s famous home-made bagels in the city of Dubai’, they commented.
For those who want to get up close and personal, the bagel bar offers guests the perfect seat to marvel at the baristas captivating tricks by the coffee station or the bakers gifted talents at the exposed, modern-day oven – the heart of this concept. Across the space, warm-colored wooden textures have been cleverly placed within the floor and furniture paneling to symbolically represent the significance of the wood in making these distinct bagels. Interweaving the industrial metallic and copper materials within the counter tabletops, the utensil holders and table numbers, the design offers a traditional setting with the modern appeal to cater to all generations alike.