Earl’s Gourmet by FreelandBuck

Earl’s is an artisanal deli and gourmet market that opened in May 2010 in Los Angeles. The 1000 square foot tenant improvement is conceived of as an interior landscape; a variable and shifting space defined by a series of torqued ceiling surfaces and light ‘scoops’. The ceiling creates an airy, light-filled canopy with local intensities modulated by wood ‘baffles’ of oscillating depth. These rhythmic undulations both subdivide the linear space into a series of spatial pockets and produce dynamic spatial continuity from front to back.