Pipo Restaurant With Dekton
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April 17, 2019
The Pipo Restaurant project was created with 138 square meters of Cosentino materials. Dekton® Orix and Dekton® Nilium were used in several elements such as the walls, benches and service tables.
Additionally, Silestone® Blanco Capri is featured in the lavatory. This purposeful choice of Cosentino materials selected by the designers, and by the owner of the restaurant, Chef Felipe Bronze, speaks to the importance they place on the durability and quality of technologically advanced surfaces.
Felipe Bronze, chef and owner of Pipo: “We chose Dekton® by Cosentino for all spaces because it is a product that will last for many years and meets the style of the restaurant”.
Architects Renata Castilho and Camila Buciani, from the RCB Arquitetura office, designed the Pipo restaurant, located in the Museum of Image and Sound (MIS).
The 230 m² property is equipped with ample space and airy architecture. The main hall is a clear space that offers a view of the open kitchen.
The peek-a-boo sliding wood doors creates an open air space which helps to fuse the main room into the balcony.
“At the first meeting, we received Bronze’s request to create an external side surrounded by nature, natural light and fresh breeze, just as it is common to find in establishments in Rio de Janeiro,” says Camila.
Nature has also been incorporated into the restaurant’s interior, starting at the entrance where a vertical landscaped wall frames the bar. The project incorporates a mix of textures and materials, such as wooden beams, throughout the space. The floor has a texture reminiscent of sand, and dynamic lighting shines throughout the layout, leaving the environment with a contemporary and light look.
Dekton® Nilium: delicate and urban industrial finishing
The architects of RCB Arquitetura and Chef Felipe Bronze chose Dekton® Nilium for the benches and table tops, used both inside and outside of the restaurant, allowing for a sense of natural beauty and light design.
Nilium, as part of the Dekton® Industrial Series, was the ideal tone for adding a fresh feel to the overall design of the restaurant. With its neutral and illuminated base, Nilium shimmers with metallic points, sometimes golden, sometimes gray.
Dekton® Nilium extends through the walls of the bar and inside the wine bar, bringing homogeneity and practicality to daily life in the restaurant.
In total, 83 square meters of Dekton® Nilium were used in the project.
Dekton® Orix: raw sobriety
Orix, as part of the Dekton® Industrial series, brings a stylish solemnity to the design of the restaurant. Orix reproduces the worn, cold-toned look of cement, interspersed with black, blue and green hues. Therefore, it is the perfect tone to bring a cosmopolitan feel to the restaurant.
Dekton® Orix appears on the grill counter, demonstrating the effectiveness of the surface in high temperature areas. In addition to the grill, Dekton® Orix was applied to the wall, where artist TOZ applied artistic graffiti.
The use of Orix on the wall gave another layer of complexity to the contemporary setting, which feels urban yet welcoming.
50 square meters of Dekton® Orix were used throughout the project.
Camila Buciani, RCB Architecture: “We love working with Dekton® and Siletone®, the great variety of colors and textures of the materials allowed us to create a project with a unique atmosphere, being able to use the products of different shapes and finishes.”
Dekton®’s resistance to damage from high and low temperatures, scratches and blemishes makes the ultra-compact surface the perfect product to be applied in restaurants. For example, Dekton® can withstand heat from utensils placed directly on the surface, without any danger of thermal shock (material rupture) or burn.
Localization: Av. Europa, 158 – Jardim Europa – São Paulo/SP
Total area: 230 m2
Date: January 2019
Project: Renata Castilho e Camila Buciani – RCB Arquitetura
Execution: Marmoraria Pedra Julia
Cosentino materials: Dekton® and Silestone®
More information: Case Study_ PipoRestaurante_Dekton_ EN