GrizForm Turns a Virginia Barn Into Founding Farmers Restaurant

A laser-cut steel tree serves as a partition in the dining room at Founding Farmers. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Ferruccio Laviani’s pendant fixture hangs in a cedar-lined phone booth. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The bar’s resin counter incorporates a diorama. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Above hang pendant fixtures by Raimond Puts and, in stained Douglas fir, a canopy built like the roof of a barn. Photography by Eric Laignel.

GrizForm Design Architects senior interior designer Brooke Loewen stands behind the entry’s hostess desk, its hickory front painted in oil by Nathan Loda. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Faryn Davis made the dining room’s series of landscapes by embedding twigs and moss in resin. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Pendant fixtures’ dome shades were custom-woven from white-oak twigs by Karen Jackson. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Custom banquettes, each upholstered in linen and polyester, gather beneath a Farmboy Fine Arts mural in melamine on MDF. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Hickory built-ins contain fluorescent fixtures for brewing sun tea. Photography by Eric Laignel.

A stainless-steel sconce illuminates limestone tile. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Spray-painted steel cookie cutters form a wall sculpture. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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