In Thornhill, Ontario, a family-owned business thrives as one of the most recognisable neighbourhood names in the field of pastries and baked goods. Bagel Nash is a bakery that opened in 1997 and now has three key locations in Ontario. Since its founding, Bagel Nash has offered a variety of food options, including baked goods, sandwiches, dairy platters, and salads and spreads. They also provide catering services and delicious brunch options at their Dufferin and Steeles location. Their passion extends to French patisseries, resulting in the establishment of Le Delice Fine Cakes next to their Bayview location.
Laqfoil was proud to be involved in the design of their location at Dufferin and Steeles. Our team worked directly with the owner and client, Raphi Shram, to determine the new design and layout of the site. We ultimately decided on a suspended modular structure, reflective ceiling panels, and an eye-catching indoor sign inside the bakery.
The suspended modular structure resembles a bagel to further highlight the pride and joy of the bakery. In the middle, instead of being hollow and empty, the circular structure has backlit lighting, accentuating not only the design of the bagel piece, but acting as a lighting fixture as well. The PVC-based membrane allows for up to 75% of light transmitted through its surface. This results in the modular structure being a focal point upon entry into the area. Backlit stretch ceilings ensure that it is both functional and aesthetically-pleasing to the whole space, providing an alternative to other hanging lighting fixtures or overbearing fluorescent lighting.
To further create a cozy and inviting atmosphere, reflective stretch ceiling panels were installed in the store. The space was then given the illusion of height and space, further brightening and opening up the bakery. Stretch ceiling panels not only heightened the ceiling in places where it was installed, but it also perfectly matched the rest of the bakery’s colour palette. The stretch indoor sign that Laqfoil installed for Bagel Nash complemented the colour scheme and the space as a whole. The quality of colour and design was not lost in the printing process. Customers at Bagel Nash can also observe the variety of finishes on these stretch materials. The material that Laqfoil uses and manufactures ensures that the possibilities of designs and colours on stretch ceilings are practically limitless.
Just like Bagel Nash, the stretch ceiling panels, modular structures and signs that Laqfoil manufactured and installed are guaranteed to be durable and withstand the test of time. the PVC-based material can withstand impact and damage. It can also withstand heat, being impervious to bending or being malformed overtime, especially in environments where heat and humidity may be rampant. It does not accumulate odours or vapours, including those used in the daily business operations of the bakery. This is a particular problem in the summer. Laqfoil stretch ceilings and panels, though, are water-proof and antimicrobial, ensuring not just its durability, but its use as a safe material in food environments.
Stretch panels are the hygienic choice that do not need to be thrown away after use. If this is the case, however, stretch ceilings are also 100% recyclable. Laqfoil also provides a 15-year warranty for its stretch ceilings and stretch panels. This includes the centrepiece bagel on the ceiling and the sign within the store as well.
Bagel Nash provides warm, comforting food in one of the busiest areas around the Toronto area. This commercial project was exciting for our team at Laqfoil, and we were happy to contribute to the edible passions that continue to withstand the test of time.
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