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

Forneria San Paolo : São Paulo Restaurant

Brazilian Dining Project – design by Marcio Kogan Arquitetos, Brazil

20 Jul 2009

Forneria San Paolo restaurant

Date built: 2009

Design: Marcio Kogan Arquitetos

Forneria São Paulo restaurant

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.

Forneria San Paolo San Paolo restaurant Forneria San Paolo restaurant Forneria San Paolo restaurant

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.

Forneria San Paolo restaurant Forneria San Paolo restaurant Forneria San Paolo restaurant Forneria San Paolo restaurant

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.

Forneria San Paolo restaurant Forneria San Paolo restaurant Forneria San Paolo restaurant Forneria Brasil

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 São Paulo images / information from Marcio Kogan Arquitetos

Location: Bahia, Sao Paolo, SP, Brazil, South America

Architecture in São Paulo

São Paulo Architecture Designs – chronological list

Architecture Walking Tours by e-architect

São Paulo Architectural Tours

Paraty House
Design: Marcio Kogan
Paraty House

Benzina Bar
Architects: Superlimão
Benzina Bar São Paulo
photograph : Maíra Acayaba
Benzina Bar

São Paulo Buildings

Brazilian Architect

São Paulo bar design:

Numero Bar São Paulo
Design: Isay Weinfeld arquiteto

Espaço Poétika
Architecture: Studio MEMM
Espaco Poetika in São Paulo
image from architects
Espaço Poétika in São Paulo

Website: Visit São Paulo

Comments / photos for the Forneria San Paolo Architecture page welcome