|Location||Building Area||Year||London, UK||600 m²||2007|
Mocotó restaurant has 2 floors. On the lower one, a sophisticated restaurant will serve Brazilian dishes, whereas on the upper floor – in a remake of the so called ‘boteco’, a bar having a very casual and relaxed atmosphere – there will be ‘cachaça’ and some typical Brazilian appetizers to taste.
It has to be said though, that the expression of architecture does not come from the obvious usage of Brazilian elements in the construction. Design is rigorous, being the bar somewhat rustic and the restaurant more discreet.
In the bar, chairs are those very characteristic of Brazilian bars, and tables were designed specially for this project in our office. Restaurant chairs are original pieces made out of ‘jacarandá’ wood, designed in the 50’s by the important Brazilian designer Sérgio Rodrigues.