At the end of May 2018, Egalité, a genuine Parisian boulangerie run by master baker, Thierry Loy, opened its doors at Via Melzo 22, Milan. The idea came from architect Tiziano Vudafieri, designer for famous stores in Italy and internationally (his latest projects have included the new shoe stores for Clergerie), as well asof restaurants such as Berton, Pisacco, Dry, Zaza Ramen and Kampai, also in Via Melzo, and from his French wife, Catherine Vautrin, who has a professional past as CEO for prestigious fashion brands such as Emilio Pucci, among others.The store has been created to bring together French and Italian cuisine, with an eye to simple, traditional foods. With its workshop on view, Egalité is a traditional bakery that sells both fresh and packaged products, but it is also a special place in which to enjoy a coffee, lunch, a snack or an unusual aperitif. And all at affordable prices. The design of the store, by Tiziano Vudafieri and Claudio Severino and Partners, focuses on the bread, with the workshop and oven on show to customers, combining 50s-style elements such as the large polished orange-yellow counter and the solid unfinished wood shelving. The layout is in the form of an island, with high and low tables, small booths and stools. There is also an outdoor area in true Parisian style, with wrought iron chairs and tables.