Fabric Sushi Restaurant / MURO studio
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Manufacturers: CAVATORI MARMOLES, Studio Te, Handywoman, Increase, Murvi, Vetromile
Carolina Rovito, Valeria Munilla Jiménez
Text description provided by the architects. Fabric Sushi is one of the most important restaurant chains of this type in Argentina and Uruguay. Although the brand imposes certain guidelines in terms of materials and colors, it leaves enough freedom in the general design so that each place has its own character. There is no store equal to another.
The design of the restaurant located in one of the main areas of Buenos Aires incorporates elements inspired by the ocean, its shapes and textures. The bar is the main element of the store, occupying practically its entire extension. The veined and greenish marble of the worktop recalls water and its caustic reflections, while the shelves suspended above carry plants similar to underwater species. Above the tables, hanging bouquets of light fixtures of varying lengths resemble shapes of coral. The curved line is repeated throughout the store, both in architecture and in equipment. Present on shelves, tables, supporting furniture and even on handmade door handles. The side mirror wall visually multiplies the space and reflects the light entering through the large windows. A second mirror arranged in an “L”, generates a game of infinite visuals and serves as a subtle limit to access to the bar and the kitchen.
The restaurant design caters for day and night use, with plenty of natural light during the day and subtle lighting effects at night. Given its small surface, it extends to the street where the landscape emerges through carefully chosen plants to contain the seating area on the sidewalk. “For the diner experience to be complete, the senses must be stimulated not only by the menu, but also by the architecture.”