Spain’s filled with cities that all deserve a spot in any tourist’s itinerary. One particular city that should be a priority is Seville. Seville has a couple of things to offer that other cities don’t. There are an amazing influence and mix of cultures, combined with a proudness that is unmatched. Food culture is mostly centered around social life and the culture of tapas. The restaurant Casaplata in Seville is one of those must visit places.
Casaplata’s Unconventional Interiors
A huge disparity to the timeless architecture you see outside, restaurants and cafes in Seville have found the sweet spot in keeping up with the times without going overboard and destroying that old charm. Casaplata is a prime example of that. The restaurant sits at the heart of the city and is run by restaurateurs who want to introduce a new kind of experience to Seville.
The entire interior is a unique blend of Brutalist grey concrete and exposed pipes mixed with pastel colors throughout. A large hole looking into a pastel dining room imitates the experience of looking into a whole different world. This dining room’s a stark contrast to the rest of the restaurant with its bright interior and seats.
Several mirrors and circular fixtures mimic the hole throughout the restaurant, creating an illusion that it’s larger than it actually is. Ring lights and exposed metal piping also introduce a playful mix between industrial and classy interiors. The muted backgrounds highlight the colors of steel chairs and tables in dining areas to help customers focus more on the culinary experience, not that the restaurant isn’t an experience in itself.
The Masterminds of the Project
With an unconventional layout, having the perfect interior helps to set the mood. It’s not every day that stripped-down, interiors turn out to be just the right fit. Spanish studio Lucas y Hernandez-Gil transforms a former 90s-era coffee shop into this restaurant with grey, concrete walls, and bold fixtures.
Their main inspiration behind Casaplata Seville is paintings by Giorgio Morandi, an Italian painter, and printmaker. The painter’s works often featured still-life against concrete or muted walls. Subjects of the paintings were often in bright colors presenting a striking contrast. The limited color palette allows customers to give most of their attention to the food. Restaurateurs want their customers to have a wonderful culinary dining experience. With an interior just as good as the food, nothing can go wrong.