Gefssi est 1988 | Farsala 2020

YEAR OF COMPLETION

2020

LOCATION

Farsala

DESIGN TEAM & CONSTRUCTION OVERSIGHT

Theodoros Arsenopoulos & Theodora Saatsaki

PHOTOGRAPHY

Giannis Arsenopoulos

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Priority was given to the configuration of the serving area, in connection to the function setup of the laboratory. In the product exhibition zone, an impressive sales counter space prevalents with a shelving synthesis that serves as storage and presentation space.

The lighting was carefully designed and the choice of highly sophisticated luminaires is in full harmony with the earth colors, natural textures and the wooden structures dominating the main space of the store.

The food company ‘Gefsi’ was created 1988 in Farsala, more precisely within the Apidanou park area, this first coffee and food store also houses the production laboratory. In 2000, the company expanded with a second store in Farsala city center, with which it’s clearly showing it’ s corporate identity. In 2020, GroundPlan architectural office undertook to renovation of the first ‘Gefsi’ facility within the Apidanos Park area.

With an enriched design, inspired by the corporate identity and with clear references to the already renovated second ‘Gefsi’ store, a distinctive space was created, aiming to serve – beyond food needs – also the concept of free time for a much more demanding audience.

The choice of the materials is aiming at the promotion of the cozy atmosphere of the store and the reflection of the quality of the products offered at the coffee and food bar. The utilization of the outdoor space within the park of the Apianou river area, creates an oasis within the city, suitable for relaxing moments, where the selected tables and seating of the store are in full harmony with the historical and natural elements of the landscape.

The use of natural textures and colors, for the interior and exterior space reflects the preference for quality raw materials in all their forms, harmonizing perfectly with the needs for comfort and timelessness.