omer arbel: 54.2 tacofino commissary
omer arbel: 54.2 tacofino commissary omer arbel: 54.2 tacofino commissary
nov 18, 2012

omer arbel: 54.2 tacofino commissary

‘54.2 tacofino commissary’ by omer arbelall images © gwenael lewis



developed by vancouver-based designer omer arbel, ‘54.2 tacofino‘ was conceived as an interior for a new east vancouver restaurant ancillary to a commissary serving two street food trucks. the room was manifested of as a series of stratified horizontal layers: a haphazard bent copper tube suspension system; lit, blown glass pendants made to have cavities in which succulents and cacti are planted.


reclaimed wood slabs serve as tables, benches and a bar top, while a forest of steel tubes making up the table and bench legs to contrast the raw concrete floor. the visitor pierces through the architectural fabric of the building as they make their path through the room.



tacofino interior space



view of the reclaimed wood tables from the kitchen bar



etail of the hanging planter chandeliersee more of designboom’s coverage on omer arbel’s planter chandeliers here.



cacti and plants living within the glass





reclaimed wood serving markers



  • At first I wasn’t sure, but once I looked at it in detail, I saw that simple IS best..this is a nice piece of interesting and functional design

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