CiCO Canteen by studiomfd, Breda – Netherlands

November 20th, 2015 by retail design blog

At CiCO, the new canteen of the Cingel College in Breda, you won’t find freezer fries and satay sauce from a bag being served by a working student. Because, as we are happy to report, the food service profession is finally being treated as a mature industry in the Netherlands too. Companies (and customers!) are choosing for quality now. And staff with professional serving skills is duly appreciated.


Quality begins with staff. That’s why a good chef always makes sure that his crew sits down for a pleasant and satisfying meal before the first guests arrive. We should do the same at our college for tourism, hotel & catering, the Breda ROC must have thought. So they asked us to transform the canteen into a worthy CiCO Canteen. Not with a huge renovation but by reusing the existing furniture and means as much as possible. This transformation shows how limited resources can still result in a place that in look & feel easily matches what one would expect to encounter in a modern urban environment.

Design: studiomfd
Photography: Johannes van Assem

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