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Catalonian tapas bars inspire this new Vancouver eatery

Vancouver’s Como Taperia serves up Spanish classics in interiors that put a Canadian spin on Barcelona’s traditional tapas bars.

The restaurant interiors are by local studio Ste Marie; it took cues from the Jardins de les 3 Xemeneies in the Catalan capital. The terracotta-coloured exterior of the park’s three brick chimneys is reflected not only on the tiles that line the Vancouver restaurant’s walls but also the brown marble tabletops and leather benches.

Vancouver’s Como Taperia serves up Spanish classics
Photography: Conrad Brown

Even the tableware fits with the colour scheme – its rounded shapes are also a nod to the work of sculptor Jean Arp, whose influence can be spied in the bar’s abstract paintings.

To further liven up the muted tones, Ste Marie added elements in a Joan Miró-esque cobalt blue, splashing it across seats, shelves and handrails.

Vancouver’s Como Taperia serves up Spanish classics
Photography: Conrad Brown
Vancouver’s Como Taperia serves up Spanish classics
Photography: Conrad Brown
Vancouver’s Como Taperia serves up Spanish classics
Photography: Conrad Brown

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