TacoFino Commissary by Omer Arbel

Omer Arbel designed TacoFino Commissary in Vancouver for a local food truck.

Designer Omer Arbel created this commissary for a taco food truck in Vancouver with a stripped down, beachy feel.

TacoFino Commissary was conceived as a ‘series of horizontal layers,’ he says. The upper layer is a chandelier of blown glass orbs and planters of cacti suspended amidst a tangle of copper tubing, created by Arbel and Bocci.

The orbs were blown to include randomly placed cavities large enough for small plants and lighting fixtures. Small white planters float amongst the orbs, as if they have escaped from the confines of glass.

Underneath, benches and stools made from reclaimed wood with white steel legs are decorated with painted table markers and mason jars.

The understated feel has a different approach from the Mexican restaurant we profiled recently, Chimichanga by Brown Studio in London, which also used reclaimed wood, alongside bold colours and geometric patterns.

For a similar look, check out the re-design of David’s Country Shanghai by Hecker Guthrie in Melbourne – a stripped down, greenery-heavy space that shows simplicity can serve all styles of cuisine.

Photos courtesy Gwenael Lewis.


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