Orange bricks are the starting point for Plantea Estudio’s design for Hermosilla – a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in Madrid’s Salamanca district.
The street-level eatery occupies the corner of a midcentury building by Spanish architect Luis Gutiérrez Soto, built with dark orange bricks. Plantea Studio used this as the starting point for its interior interventions, transposing the earthy hue inside the space via coral-red marble tops, backsplash and worktops.
The firm has focused on texture above all, with exposed concrete, brick and plasterwork juxtaposing wooden flooring and furniture. Rough rendered walls add depth while other ‘flashes’ come via Nordic elements, such as a light birchwood edition of Alvar Aalto’s iconic Chair 69, and Arne Jacobsen lighting (there are classic Charlotte Perriand wall lights in the mix too). Pendants hang low from the double-height ceiling to emphasise the height of the dining space.
Tall fig trees complete the look, injecting a burst of greenery into Hermosilla’s timeless interiors.
Italian Chef Marco Carboni is curating the Madrid restaurant’s culinary concept, which favours artisanal produce and has a wine list packed with low-intervention producers. Expect fresh daily pasta, wood-fired pizzas and small plates.