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.