FOC Restaurant

FOC Restaurant

Singapore

FOC by Nandu Jubany,
2014

Lagranja design pays tribute to Catalan folklore and Barcelona’s traditions at FOC without giving way to turn the restaurant into a theme park.
Capgrossos (typical burlesque giant papier-mâché masks which are carried in annual local festivals) or porrones (wine jugs) used as lamps are an example of changing the way typical Catalan culture elements are used to give those who come in at Nandu Jubany’s new restaurant in Singapore a wink.

 

 

Photography © Caleb Ming, Nicholas Goh, Shade Photography
Applied graphics © Marnich Associates
Sculpture © Jordi Yaya, Taller Sarandaca


 
We inserted other details, such as the dominoes that cover the bar- a very popular game in the Spanish bars- and a late 60s’ Impala symbolic motorbike. The result is a play that turns popular elements into a scenario that will surprise the visitor!

The space is simple: a darker front room with a large bar and an open kitchen, and then a glass ceiling patio for the objects in there to become more prominent —a search for balance in Barcelona’s popular culture reinterpretation.
 
Rafael Marquina’s iconic cruet and the emblematic pepper mills; a series of graffiti such as the Burro’s (the donkey is a Catalan symbol), La Sagrada Familia’s, Messi’s, and Spanish typical tiles.
 
All in all, we just want to contextualize the taste of Nandu Jubany’s dishes far away from home trying to shorten the distance between Singapore and Barcelona.

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