Who’d have thought that mixing two of the biggest trends in recent interior design and architecture would actually work – the softness of pastel hues and the harshness of concrete. Introducing Casaplata, a restaurant and cocktail bar in the very center of Seville (Spain), the proof is in the pudding (pun, intended) – there to be seen – that this juxtaposition does kind of work.
Designed by Lucas y Hernández-Gil, this restaurant’s design features raw concrete with sharp-edged and cold floors, populated with basic and undecorated utilities and furniture. Somewhat avoiding Seville’s commonplace nostalgia where other restaurants are always looking for a historical revival from the past, Casaplata is about looking for their own singular image.
Boasting strong colour pieces that really stand out and pop against the contrasting silver-grey atmosphere, the entire interior seeks to reinforce the gastronomical experience, blurring the lines of the environment to focus on what is within reach – patron’s food. The perforations within the sheets of all the furniture pieces add a certain lightness to everything, further developing this peeled-back design approach, and equally so, most of the decor takes the form of a circle (lighting, mirrors, and openings) to give an overall allusion of a futuristic appeal.
Discover more about the architect’s design online at: LucasYHernandezGil.com
Simple Hole With A Mirror. IngeniusSATORI & SCOUT are particularly excited by the hole in the wall that reveals a new room behind upon which a mirror is placed to mimic its opposite number. Ingenious space play.
(Photography Credit : Juan Delgrado / Lucas y Hernández-Gil)