Case Study

Two restaurants with a shared kitchen achieve visual continuity thanks to Dekton

Eduardo Rodríguez, from Mariana Artesana

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Locatie

Cuenca (Spain)

Project manager

Enrique Martínez Gil

Materiaal

Dekton

Toepassing

Tables, bar, kitchen veneer, worktops

Dikte

4 mm, 8 mm, 12 mm, 20 mm

Fotografie

Craus Fotografía

Architecture/Design

Eduardo Rodríguez, from Mariana Artesana

Medewerkers

Mármoles Granero

kleur

Khalo, Opera, Laurent, Rem, Lunar

End date

2022

Aantal

110 m2

Refurbishment of the Casas Colgadas and Casa de la Sirena restaurants

The unique environment of the city of Cuenca is linked to the culture of this mountain settlement. Its steep cobbled streets and medieval buildings are part of this city where one of its main tourist attractions are its ‘Casas Colgadas’, houses perched on the limestone rock wall overlooking the two rivers that cross the city. This unusual and exceptional architecture lends its name to the Casas Colgadas restaurant which, along with the Casa de la Sirena, has recently been refurbished by the Mariana Artesana studio.

Both restaurants, which are part of the Tranto Restauración group, uniquely share the same kitchen space. The major refurbishment of these two gastronomic premises was based on the intention of providing visual continuity and creating a dialogue between the two spaces. ‘In the context of the large-scale refurbishment of Casas Colgadas, furniture that blends in with its surroundings was required,’ explains designer Eduardo Rodríguez Parra. With a view to achieving this integration and establishing a dialogue between the two premises, he chose Dekton, as it offered numerous possibilities in terms of colours, formats and thicknesses.

Light-filled kitchen

‘The aesthetic and technical possibilities of Dekton were such that we were able to use it in all areas of the project,’ says the designer. The fact that the material is stain and scratch resistant, as well as easy to maintain, makes it the ideal surface for work areas, such as the kitchen space of these restaurants, or for high-traffic and heavy-use areas, such as the tables and chairs in the different dining rooms.

‘We needed a resistant and hygienic material for the kitchen work areas but without compromising on aesthetics, so we opted for Dekton Lunar, which with its light tone allows us to create a clean and bright ambience,’ he assures. Therefore, 12 mm thick slabs were used for the worktops, while slabs of the same colour (but 4 mm thick) were used for the veneers, which increased the sense of balance and homogeneity.

Dekton as a dining experience

‘As for the restaurants, we have managed to infuse each one with its own character, using Dekton as a clean, hard-wearing surface on which tablecloths are not necessary,’ says Rodríguez Parra. ‘In this way, the surface itself becomes part of the dining experience,’ he asserts.

In the Casas Colgadas restaurant, they decided on the Laurent colour for the tables, in 8 mm thick slabs, thus ‘creating blocks with a continuous veining’, in the designer’s words. The rich texture of Laurent, with its dark background and golden veins, brings an elegant and deep atmosphere to the whole room.

In the private area, on the other hand, a bespoke table was designed with a full 20 mm slab in Dekton Rem, a colour inspired by one of the most elegant white marbles. Its meticulous design with brown and grey veining and hints of gold provide a sophisticated look reminiscent of Calacatta marble.

Meanwhile, the Casa de la Sirena restaurant has maintained its elegant aesthetics and introduced a fresh concept in dialogue with its peer restaurant. Dekton stands out in a large bar with a front for which the designer chose the Opera colour (in 20 mm slabs), reminiscent of the elegant Carrara marble.

The tables in this establishment are made from 8 and 20 mm Dekton Khalo slabs on a metal structure. This colour, inspired by Patagonia natural stone, brings a lot of light and sophistication to the space, thanks to its texture with black, gold and tan brown tones, which fits perfectly with the interior design of the space.

‘The adaptation of the space into two restaurants with shared kitchen has been possible thanks to the possibilities of Dekton, with which we have achieved visual continuity in the furniture, tables and chairs.’
Eduardo Rodríguez Parra

Eduardo Rodríguez Parra

Designer at Mariana Artesana

Cosentino's materialen gebruikt in dit project

Khalo

Khalo

DEKTON
Opera

Opera

DEKTON
Laurent-136x136-1

Laurent

DEKTON
Dekton Rem

Rem

DEKTON
lunar_close_up-2

Lunar

DEKTON

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