Masquespacio is an award-winning creative consultancy in Valencia, Spain. Duo Ana Milena and Christophe Penasse opened their business in 2010 and since then has designed interiors all over Spain and several countries like Norway, the US, Germany, and France. Masquespacio is known for their exceptionally conceptualized way of design that always bring new experiences to customers. In Valencia, there are responsible for designing Kento as well as Kaikaya Sushi.
Kento is a Sushi chain throughout Spain by entrepreneur Eduardo Hijlkema. In Valencia, Masquespacio is responsible for designing all three of their locations. We can check out their third and latest location in Gran Vía. The design of this shop is very similar to all the other sites available. The designer incorporates avant-garde design techniques and replaces the original concrete structure with new materials, such as tiles and wooden strips. The wooden stripes resemble bamboo as a homage to Asian culture.
The floors of the interior incorporate glossy tiles that run up the walls. Since the restaurant itself is not that big, the designers use booth seating and bar stool seating to help make the place feel more prominent and fit more seating in. The booths and bar stool uses golden metal for the legs. The base of the chair is a shiny green metal in the shape of a thick circle.
As you walk in, you immediately see a food display on the store’s right, where customers can choose their food. The food is in a golden metal frame cooler with labels that look like pop art. The prices are in a bright blue and pink color that matches the color schemes.
Also, in Valencia, Masquespacio designs another sushi restaurant called Kaikaya Sushi. Kaikaya is a traditional-style sushi corner that uses contemporary Brazilian architecture techniques in its interior. The kitchen’s design uniquely mixes Brazilian and Japanese concepts. The materials that the designers use include wood and raffia, which symbolize Japanese design. The ceiling uses wooden planks that are slightly curvy to make the restaurant hold a tiki feel. The mosaic tiles, parrots, and plants bring the Brazilian atmosphere to life in the restaurant.
The walls are covered in beige raffia circles, and the mosaic tiles underneath the wooden bar create a colorful tropical pattern. The wooden frames on the round seating corners look like Japanese sliding doors in traditional Japanese sushi restaurants. The beautiful pink and green color tones brighten the restaurant’s appearance.
Similar to the Kento sushi chain, they use metallic green in the legs of tables. The metallic green walls and poles look like the ones inside Kaiyaka as well. The green and shiny pink tiles on the walls are identical to those in Kento’s reflective tiles. The metallic lamps resemble the bright, illuminating decor in Kento. Even though both restaurants use similar design techniques, they are unique in their way and meaning. The architects create a beautiful tropical theme by using plants and tropical fruits in both sushi parlors.