Design development for the Mexican cuisine restaurant “Guacamole” in “Colombo” shopping center in Lisbon, together with architect Alberto Vinagre.
The restaurant is inspired by Mexican salons from the late 19th century with neo-classical inspiration and the re-use of objects.
In the project, the “luxury” of the interiors is created with reused materials, such as the counter made from used wood, the cabinets with chicken wire, industrial lamps and chandeliers made from empty bottles.
The project was designed in such a way that it can be easily adapted to another space, through the wall frames (“boiserie”), with the interior covered differently in each restaurant. In the Centro Colombo project, the interior of the frames was originally designed to be made from colored boards from wrecked boats, but in the construction of the restaurant this ended up not being the solution due to calendar issues, untreated boards were used placed in such a way. random and colorful.
When remodeling the restaurant in 2021, during the COVID19 pandemic, the base color of the walls was changed to turquoise blue and the inside of the frames were changed to prints of paintings by João Belga, which ended up bringing new life to the restaurant.