The bean-to-bar chocolate product entails ties to superior craftsmanship and quality in terms of taste and texture. Dandelion Chocolate is a San Francisco-based maker that deploys its product offerings in small batches which, in turn, add an aura of exclusivity. With the business’ recent expansion to Kyoto, the artisanal bean-to-bar chocolates become even more accessible in Japan. For its new branch, Dandelion Chocolate commissioned Fumihiko Sano Studio who was tasked with curating a welcoming atmosphere that embraced elegance. As a result, the space — which is a hybrid between a café and a shop, is minimalist and sophisticated, with a rustic appeal that reels in consumers.
Moreover, the retail space is located in a century-old timber-framed house which contributes to Dandelion Chocolate’s ethos with a sense of local heritage. The furnishing softly inserts itself in this narrative, with subtle hints at contemporary sensibilities.
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