CCS Architecture has partnered with owners Steve Ugur and Andrea Giuliani to create PAUSA Restaurant and Bar, a reinvention of their esteemed Spiedo Ristorante in San Mateo. The design of PAUSA is meant to evoke a modern Italian experience with crafted materials and sophisticated lines within an open and light filled space.
Seating is in three distinct areas defined by custom artwork, low walls of wood panels, metal, and glass with banquettes that establish a relaxed level of luxury. The fabric art by Laura Stewart is influenced by Chef Andrea’s native town of Veneto, located in the shadows of the Dolomite mountain range.
It was important to source artwork that was relevant and inspiring to the client, in addition to enhancing the space.
The composition of the materials is a mix of reinterpreted classic Italian elements with strong geometric wall tile, blackened steel and rustic leather playing against the soft lines of furniture, brass accents and patterned glass. These materials are enveloped by the warm tones of walnut, gray French oak and elegant drapery. Porcelain stoneware floor tiles reminiscent of an aged Italian patterned floor run wall to wall below exposed ceiling trusses, while large hanging pendant lights of delicate brass and steel fill the space.
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