FOC restaurant | Singapore | Nandu Jubany, 2014
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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.

lagranja design pays tribute to Catalan folklore and Barcelona’s traditions at FOC without giving way to turn the restaurant into a theme park. 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. Dominoes covered the bar, a very popular game at Spanish’s bars… (we discovered it is famous worldwide recently), late 60s’ Impala symbolic motorbike… A play to turn popular things into a new approach that will wow you!

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.

www.focrestaurant.com

 

Applied graphics: Marnich Associates Photography: Caleb Ming, Nicholas Goh, Shade Photography

Sculpture: Jordi Yaya, Taller Sarandaca

 

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