A kind of secret place mainly known by hip cariocas, the Antiga Fábrica da Bhering was previously a chocolate factory.
Located in Santo Cristo, an industrial neighborhood on a slow path of gentrification (but a taxi is still the safest way to get there !), not so far west from Centro. Nowadays, a community of artists, start-ups and collectives have set up their workshops here, quickly joined by vintage furniture and streetwear stores (M.O.O.C, Velt…) or thrift shops that open on week-end and also some exhibitions. The place is huge, on several storeys, and the atmosphere unique, since the big old machines still remain in abandoned high ceiling spaces …don’t miss the ceramic atelier on the rooftop.
Beyond the old chimney, you’ll step into Feira, the world of art director Kiti Duarte (photo), an amazing concept-store, open everyday, full of home daily purpose items, chemistry flasks, zinc containers, fuzzing plants, rustic table clothes, enamelled tablewear, beautiful horn jewels and vernacular objects and small furniture… Design addicts and compulsive shoppers will appreciate for sure.
Most of the time, a couple of food-trucks are setting deck chairs all around. A groovy spot to chill !
Rua Orestes 28 (Sto Cristo)
FB Fábrica da Bhering
FB Feira na Fábrica da Bhering