SAMA Architects along with mob studio contain designed Chapulín, a cafe that aspects a diversity of materials and fuses together attribute ingredients of Mexico’s history.
The designer’s description
The principle entrance welcomes us with a special hallway, made up by a fixing of additional than 11,000 personalized clay tiles, made by hand within the express of Oaxaca by a team of workers of Oaxacan girls in “El Alacrán” ceramics workshop, flee by Mexican artist and sculptor Adán Paredes.The tiles had been strategically designed in issue to compare into the zigzag partitions along the hall, thus producing a transitional home between the hotel’s lobby and the restaurant’s lobby.
As the scents from the dishes and mezcal come up, a mural art share consisting of kaleidoscopic digital mosaics greets the potentialities. This share became as soon as made by visual artist Ignacio Rodríguez Bach and items a series of images handbook of the Chapultepec home, where the restaurant is found.
Finishes in wood and wicker weaving, geometric accents and basketry ingredients are one of the most main points that dress up the diner lounge. The bar home may maybe maybe additionally be with out tell reached from the lobby, and is characterized by formula of frigid look materials equivalent to marble, granite and glass; which in distinction with the wooden wall panels and suspended ceiling, lift lend a hand to life the elegance of old colonial times in Mexico.
Apart this home, site visitors can skills the eating home which is conformed by a series of tables and chairs designed completely for the challenge by mob studio: leather-basically based totally upholstered stools, chairs with wicker weaved backrests and geometric sample embellished surfaces impressed by pre-Columbian cultures.
As mob specializes in interior structure and furniture gain, all pieces of furniture had been made by master craftsmen to construct a comprehensive and coherent seek for the period of the home.
Being the most gigantic, the eating home is at a time divided in two different spaces: terrace and interior lounge, both having the gleaming search for of Chapultepec forest as landscape, through a clean permeable window that enables for natural air trip with the slide and daylight hours gain admission to, ensuing from its folding machine.
Positioned within the left stop of the advanced there is a interior most leeway particularly destined for the Chef. Its vaulted ceiling is roofed with a patterned affiliation of dark and white glazed ceramic tiling, which is sustained along the partitions up to the kitchen limits. This room became as soon as created for the diners to devour the Chef’s delicacies without extend, establishing a extra interior most relation.
In the change facet, the home is prolonged into an abnormal interior most eating room, with the total main companies and products to host intimate events. During the room, a wide eating table that contains 25 folks is learned. Motifs alluding to the shapes of pre-Hispanic pyramids are repeated within the ceiling and on the a long way facet of this home, there is a small lounge from where the terrace and reflecting pool may maybe maybe additionally be reached.
Finally however no longer of least significance, subsequent to the entrance hall the wine cellar is found. This home became as soon as particularly designed to home the wide diversity of wine and mezcal brands supplied within the restaurant; for this, wooden shelvings had been constructed for the period of the partitions.
In the middle of the room there is a special furniture assign made up by a screen cabinet and a inserting luminaire that descends from the ceiling, showcasing a preference of the most opulent wines. Chapulín is a cafe that brings together Mexican custom and refined culinary taste, an skills meant to stimulate all senses.
Project developed in collaboration with:
– mob studio
– Adán Paredes
– Ignacio Rodríguez Bach
– SAMA Architects
– Sociedad Anónima (graphic identity for Chapulín)
Pictures by Alfonso de Béjar