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Bar Isabel Restaurant design, Toronto

Bar Isabel Restaurant design, Toronto

 

Originally approached by Chef Grant van Gameren to create millwork for the bar, this project became a full design and build. Inspired by the work of Spanish architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner and Barcelona’s Bar Marsella, Bar Isabel was named the number one new restaurant in Canada by the prestigious En Route Magazine when completed in 2013.

Bar Isabel Restaurant, Toronto

Bar Isabel Restaurant, Toronto

 

Arches are carefully arranged and consciously proportioned, visually lengthening the room and creating seating nooks without losing functional floor space. 

Bar Isabel Restaurant, Toronto

Bar Isabel Restaurant, Toronto

 

Materials had to be authentic: stained glass inserts were meticulously crafted and encaustic cement tiles imported from Mexico to add lively colour; domestic hardwoods were milled to exact specifications and finished with natural dyes and oils. Over time, a natural patina will add to the time-worn charm.

Bar Isabel Restaurant, Toronto

Bar Isabel Restaurant, Toronto

 

Designed to flow from the profiles of the wainscoting and staggered along the perimeter, a curved bench back is both an efficient way to increase comfortable seating and an invitation to diners to look inward, amplifying their experience.

Bar Isabel Restaurant design, Toronto

 

Originally approached by Chef Grant van Gameren to create millwork for the bar, this project became a full design and build. Inspired by the work of Spanish architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner and Barcelona’s Bar Marsella, Bar Isabel was named the number one new restaurant in Canada by the prestigious En Route Magazine when completed in 2013.

Bar Isabel Restaurant, Toronto

 

Arches are carefully arranged and consciously proportioned, visually lengthening the room and creating seating nooks without losing functional floor space. 

Bar Isabel Restaurant, Toronto

 

Materials had to be authentic: stained glass inserts were meticulously crafted and encaustic cement tiles imported from Mexico to add lively colour; domestic hardwoods were milled to exact specifications and finished with natural dyes and oils. Over time, a natural patina will add to the time-worn charm.

Bar Isabel Restaurant, Toronto

 

Designed to flow from the profiles of the wainscoting and staggered along the perimeter, a curved bench back is both an efficient way to increase comfortable seating and an invitation to diners to look inward, amplifying their experience.

Bar Isabel Restaurant design, Toronto
Bar Isabel Restaurant, Toronto
Bar Isabel Restaurant, Toronto
Bar Isabel Restaurant, Toronto