The Chinese-Vietnamese restaurant SÁO has evolved from a loving home cookery of three restaurateur-aspirant natives. It is so that the genuine forms of traditional Vietnamese hospitality gave the core of POSITION Collective’s idea on the spatial organization. Entering into the space, the view leads through the open kitchen where the flame-stirring woks are visible with full honesty. Central in the seating area, the community bar table became a spot where guests’ drinks are being prepared and served with friendly words on the side.
Directed towards the large open windows on the busy Budapest downtown, private seating options invite the more reserved. Only with the functional furniture layout, POSITION Collective already makes a strong statement. But the decoration of SÁO goes further, with pattern-printed walls and upholstery, and with crisp style objects. The exotic representation of the ever-changing seasons is complemented with an iconic Vietnamese birdcage composition, which captivates the essence of distant memories.
Design: POSITION Collective
Photography: Balázs Glódi
About POSITION Collective
Back in 2010 a number of Hungarian designers have gathered in uniting their diverse creative skills to provide high-level design solutions to a wide variety of clients. After the crystallization of their conceptual and stylistic directions, the POSITION Collective has become a rapidly developing Hungarian interior and product designer firm, which obtains international publicity ever since.
The company is active in local and foreign interior projects, with names in their portfolio as the Night Fever 4 featured ZONA Restaurant or the UN Headquarters in Vienna. Taking their furniture, lamp and home collections, they hit the 2014 Dubai Design Days, the 2013 London Design Junction. POSITION Collective supplies projects and individual clients worldwide, from Budapest to Berlin, from Dubai to Australia.