|Project Name||Mexican Factory||Posted in||Restaurants, Design, Interior Design||Opening Hours||MON-SUN 12:30 - 00:00|
|[email protected]||Architecture Practice||Plantea Arquitectura|
Madrid-based architecture studio Plantea designed this small restaurant in a shopping mall just outside their hometown as the first unit of a newly established local fast-food company. The designers wanted to avoid any reference to typical chain restaurants and mass consumption —not an easy task, given the new restaurant’s location and business plan. And yet, they have evidently achieved their goal, by putting together a clear and fresh space that feels more like a small, inviting neighbourhood eatery.
The choice of materials is what makes the project stand out: white handmade tiles cover the counter, copper and plywood elements were fixed on the walls and the space was furnished with comfortable upholstered chairs and other seating made of wood and cork. The warm, bright colours of the bold yellow signage and the copper pipes of the ceiling light installation certainly brighten up and energise the space, while the custom-made lights and old mirrors add a final touch of personality to the whole project.