September has designed the newest Tacofino location located on West 4th Avenue in Vancouver BC, transforming the sub street-level space into a refreshing casual dining experience.

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Project Name: Tacofino West 4th
Studio Name: September
Project Size: 2000 ft2
Completion Date: 2019
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Photography: Vishal Marapon

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The concept for the location was developed around a base of utilitarian and natural materials that make reference to the local environment and economy.  Painted slatted cedar 2×4’s wrap around the banquette and water station as well as above the service counter.

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Exposed conduit and keyless lamp fixtures are laid out to lightly trace the shape of a wave barrelling over the room making a subtle nod to the owner’s hometown and the restaurants roots in Tofino.

©Vishal Marapon

References to water and natural forms appear in the wall menu, ovoid mirrors, custom beach stone tabletops, and artwork.

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