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Selasa, 16 Februari 2010
Francesc Rifé received the FAD of Inerior Design prize for his work in theGastromium restaurant situated in the district of El Porvenir in Sevilla, Spain.
A minimalist facade invites us to enter a restaurant through a large set of sliding doors in black sheet metal that manage to create a transition space between the exterior and the interior, an effect emphasized by the contrast between the black doors and the luminosity of the white interior.
The entire space breathes restraint and rationality, reinforced with elements such as upholstered units in grey and gold that decorate and improve the acoustics. In the waiting area, an intimate anteroom for drinking cocktails and choosing the menu, the protagonist is a unit that integrates the cash register, the IT installations as well as the food and wine menus.
The dining room with its great height has been decorated with 286 purpose-designed lamps fitted with a dimmer switch. The different rods, placed at a heigh of two meters, shape a continuous mesh that “cuts down” the heigh of the establishment, bringing light to the tables and achieving a perfect light intensity.
The units, balance it out and are reflected in the mirror of the opposite side, which houses the pantry and food preparation zone and a private dining room. This whole mirrored wall begins in the waiting room and integrates the cloakroom area and the units holding the cutlery and dinner service.