Forneria São Paulo – Sao Paulo Restaurant

Forneria San Paolo, Brazilian Restaurant Interior, Photo, Design, Building, Dining

Forneria San Paolo : Sao Paulo Restaurant

Brazilian Dining Project – design by Marcio Kogan Arquitetos, Brazil

20 Jul 2009

Forneria San Paolo restaurant


Design: Marcio Kogan Arquitetos

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The restaurant Forneria San Paolo is located in an upscale mall of São Paulo. The concept of the project was to build a simple space, almost minimalist, which would also establish an architectural play of materials and transparencies. The wood was selected to add warmth, making it cozy. The panels that dress the wall give the area unity and the narrow wooden lathes that comprise the ceiling dialogue with the wall, accentuating the visual perspective and conferring acoustic comfort to the restaurant. The floor is made of small colored stones, forming a mosaic.

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The kitchen is open to the main dining area, separated only by a glass wall dressed in a special pellicle that, depending on the viewing angle, can appear as from a blur to transparent. This material offers a magical aspect to the relation between the kitchen and the exterior. From the tables, especially designed for the restaurant, the movements of the chefs can be observed. The illumination is achieved by Tom Dixon copper-colored pendant lights and chaotically arranged on the wooden wall of the restaurant are 15 George Nelson clocks, from the 50’s and 60’s, re-edited by VITRA, displaying the time in different places in the world.

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Forneria San Paolo – Building Information

Project: forneria san paolo
Local: São Paulo . SP
Project: Jul 2008
Conclusion: Jan 2009
Area: 320 sqm

Author: marcio kogan
Co-authors: lair reis e diana radomysler
Team: oswaldo pessano, renata furlanetto, samanta cafardo, suzana glogowski, carolina castroviejo, eduardo glycerio, maria cristina motta, gabriel kogan, mariana simas

Forneria San Paolo – Credits

Photographer: rômulo fialdini
Tel: 55 11 3085 3669
Email: romulofialdini(at)
Address: rua oscar freire, 1613 – casa 1

Main contractor: lock engenharia

Forneria San Paolo Sao Paulo images / information from Marcio Kogan Arquitetos

Location:Bahia, São Paulo’

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