Aveleda

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Aveleda

Set in the historic building of Alfandega do Porto, the Aveleda restaurant at The Oporto Show 2008 benefited from stunning original features including dramatically high ceilings and grand, oversized doors and windows allowing the Porto sun to spill across the space. Designer, Paulo Lobo created a contemporary dining room using natural materials to complement the wood and stone features present in the building. The backdrop for the space was formed from large wooden shipping pallets stacked and intersected to recall the contours of a cityscape. Upon the stone floor rested mirrored café tables, like reflective ponds upon which cutlery floated. Fifty Bergere chairs and eight Bergere Sofas by Autoban helped define the natural, contemporary aesthetic while providing relaxed seating for guests. Tulip lamps by Autoban punctuated the space, illuminating select areas of the sun soaked room.

Featured Products

Bergère is an icon of Autoban’s unique design sensibility. Inspired by the classical French armchair of the same name, Bergère has a planar solid wood shell giving the impression of a box. Luxurious upholstery softens the inner face. Designed by Autoban and manufactured by De La Espada for the Autoban brand.

Bergère Sofa is an icon of Autoban’s unique design sensibility. Inspired by the classical French armchair of the same name, Bergère has a planar solid wood shell giving the impression of a box. Luxurious upholstery softens the inner face. Designed by Autoban and manufactured by De La Espada for the Autoban brand.

Tulip family is a modern update on the classic lamp, available in three heights. Steel rods, painted or gold-plated, give shape to the base, while the familiar lampshade diffuses light. Designed by Autoban and manufactured by De La Espada for the Autoban brand.