CasaPlata: silver futurism which escapes nostalgia lifestyle
Inspired by the pictorial style by Giorgio Morandi and his poetic vision of everyday objects, the Lucas and Hernandez-Gil studio gives this eatery its own personality in Seville.
With a surrealist atmosphere and a silvery grey colour leading the way, this restaurant impresses, because of both its futuristic aesthetic and the richness of its dishes and cocktails, a reinvention of traditional cuisine.
Since their childhood, the work of Morandi, the Italian painter from the twentieth century, has been a source of inspiration for Cristina Domínguez and Fernando Hernández-Gil. A creative partnership which was forged at school but which really gained strength with the founding of their very own studio in 2007: Lucas and Hernández-Gil.
They are called the ‘architects of the minimum’ and as such, they know how to provide minimalism and identity to their latest interior design project in Seville: CasaPlata. However, this eatery is much more than a new gastronomic space. Its futuristic interior design matches with an extensive menu of traditional recipes. Andalusian folklore and flavour whose cutting-edge touch is in the presentation.
Distinguishing from the adjoining premises, CasaPlata is a bold and contemporary tribute to those old eateries. Among its most outstanding dishes, there are the oxtail pasty and the ‘pink’ salad, based on the traditional recipe but with a parsnip and beetroot base.
The homemade character of the dishes contrasts with the interior surrealism created by Lucas and Hernandez-Gil for CasaPlata. On a neutral background, in silvery grey, the furniture is designed by KrestaDesign, the furniture company from the studio. Made with a coloured perforated sheet in comparison to other pieces of steel and velvet, they provide pastel shades for sober interiors. The kitchenware, which pays tribute to the sixteenth century Sevillian pottery industry, is another of the restaurant’s hallmarks, as well as the subtlety with which structural geometric elements, such as mirrors and panels, are introduced.
The lighting has also been designed by KrestaDesign. Its versatility and combination of colours and reflections meet the needs of the double life of the place: a restaurant by day and a cocktail bar by night. When the day falls, the lights go out and the blurred and vaporous atmosphere gives way to the neon. The “San Franciscos” and “Cosmopolitans” arrive to say goodbye to casserole dishes.
For its aesthetic boldness and uniqueness, CasaPlata won an award in 2018: Best European Design Institute Interior Design.
Photographer: Juan Delgado
7 Amor de Dios St. 41002 Seville
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