The Gran Fierro Restaurant by Formafatal

View all 29 Photos

A restaurant designed with an industrial-style aesthetic and creative details.

Back in 2015, Czech design and architecture firm Formafatal designed the interior of the Gran Fierro restaurant. Five years on and a relocation later, owner Juan Cruz Pacin contacted the studio again. While the relocation to a historic building in Prague’s UNESCO monument area caused some inconvenience to the successful restaurant, it also offered an opportunity to redesign the space with a sustainable soul. The new Gran Fierro restaurant features an industrial-style interior that combines raw materials with imaginative elements.

The studio used the original furniture and equipment as much as possible but also incorporated new materials and creative accents. “The effort to use in maximum the original equipment and furniture somehow set the direction, used materials and colors of interior. We have incorporated new elements into the design, again referring to raw construction materials, which, however, get a completely new function,” explain Formafatal’s Dagmar Štěpánová and Iveta Tesařová.

One of the highlights of the space, a wall of concrete blocks that hold suspended charcoal pieces acts as both an artistic feature and a conceptual link to the restaurant’s menu. The pieces of bio charcoal also represent Gran Fierro’s dedication to sustainability; each piece of charcoal is made in-house using vegetable waste from the kitchen. These suspended charcoal pieces that symbolize the restaurant’s philosophy also appear in the vault of a lounge area. The interior features exposed steel beams and welded wire mesh that serve as trellises for plants. Iron bars that intersect in a symmetrical structure for wine storage create another focal point. The new Gran Fierro restaurant has a capacity of 163 seats; it features a main area with an open kitchen, a rear wing with VIP lounges, and summer and winter gardens. Photographs© BoysPlayNice.

    string(5) "admin"
Tags: , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • The Best Oversized Planters

    Potted plants provide the perfect solution to bring a piece of nature into homes, compact…

  • Clinton Hill Brownstone

    A landmark brownstone building transformed into a vibrant home. Located in the historic neighborhood of…

  • The Samna Restaurant

    A mansion from 1797 transformed into a modern restaurant. Located in a historic part of…

  • Le Clocher Penché

    A renowned restaurant redesigned with a fusion of classic and contemporary elements. One of Quebec’s…

  • Juno the Bakery

    Minimalist interiors that put the focus on the craft of baking. Located in the Østerbro…

  • Bond Street Apartment

    A stylish apartment that pays homage to Alvar Aalto’s architecture. Based in Brooklyn, design firm…

Take me there

  • The Casona Sforza Hotel

    A new boutique hotel inspired by tradition, harmonious reflection, and nature. Designed by Mexican architect…

  • The Kiro Hiroshima Hotel

    A former hospital transformed into a modern hotel. Located in the center of Hiroshima, Japan,…

  • Numeroventi

    An art residency program in the center of Florence. Founded by Martino di Napoli Rampolla…

loader