Personal tools
log in | join | help
Sections

A Porto Cafe with Old World Charm

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 03, 2012 01:05 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)
by Lisa last modified Feb 02, 2012

Spotted (and admired) on Dezeen : the AIA Coffee & Restaurant in Porto, featuring a pristine white interior furnished completely in second-hand pieces. Porto is a medieval city in north Portugal, famous for its ancient stone buildings, its six bridges spanning the Duoro River, and—naturally—its port wine (as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it's one of the oldest European settlements). Amid all this Old World beauty, AIA Cafe offers a modern respite. Designer Inês Aia painted the walls white and let the honey-colored floors and vintage molding shine; she arranged mismatched chairs around humble white tables, and rolled metal carts against the wall for cutlery and condiments. Photographs by José Campos.




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

Website migration, maintenance and customization provided by Grafware.