An iconic fixture of New York’s SoHo neighborhood, Vesuvio Bakery has made its return to its original Manhattan address after an 11-year hiatus thanks to restaurateur Adam Block. Evoking a classic appeal and a contemporary Italian flair, the design by New York-based architect and designer Cass Calder Smith reflects the evolution of the brand while also celebrating its century-old legacy.
“It’s like a cherished historic antique,” Calder Smith says. “Because of that, we carefully restored the façade so it was as it had always been—but fresh. Inside, we replaced everything, and as before, the focus is bread.”