Toulouse University in France brightens up school market

The CNOUS* Mini M provides fresh produce and groceries for students, along with bright colors.

Oct. 21—The CNOUS* Mini M is a collaboration between the French national office of student services and designer Matali Crasset to provide students with fresh produce and other food at inexpensive prices.

The first thing you notice about the Mini M(arket) is how it pops with color, a lively standout from the grey student housing blocks that surround it.

The smart use of color—based on a polychromatic palette conceived by Crasset—continues from the exterior in, where shifts in colors subtly subdivide the market into various zones.